Chapter published in:Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language: In memory of Walter (Bill) Nash (1926-2015)
Edited by Paul Simpson
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature 34] 2019
► pp. 37–56
Chapter 2Chrysanthemums for Bill
On Lawrentian style and stylistics
This chapter on a short story by D. H. Lawrence revisits a key stylistic account of the text by Bill Nash, which was criticised both specifically and as a general representation of stylistic practice. The chapter addresses those criticisms, differentiating those that are misplaced from those that might have had a reasonable basis. It claims that many of these older objections can be addressed by more recent innovations in the discipline, and in fact that Nash prefigured some later literary linguistics, though he lacked the tools to develop his solutions at the time. In this analysis, these innovations are drawn from the broadening of stylistics to encompass matters that would previously have been regarded as extra-linguistic, in the form of a cognitive poetics.
Keywords: D. H. Lawrence, viewpoint, texture, resonance, subliminal effects, attractor, critical theory
- 1.Literature and linguistics
- 2.Stylistics and some familiar objections
- 3.Updating the stylistic analysis
- 4.Towards a stylistics of subliminal effects
Published online: 28 November 2019
2017 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2125357.Odour_of_Chrysanthemums (1 February 2019).
Harrison, C., Nuttall, L., Stockwell, P. & Yuan, W.
Lawrence, D. H.
1914 Odour of chrysanthemums. In The Prussian Officer and Other Stories, London: Duckworth. 281–310. Original facsimile available at https://archive.org/details/officeroprussian00lawrrich (1 February 2019).
Müller, W. & Fischer, O.
Sell, C. S.
Surburg H., Guentert, M., & Harder, H.
University of Nottingham
2017 Odour of Chrysanthemums: A Text in Process http://odour.nottingham.ac.uk (1 February 2019).
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