„Smutná píseň je ve vzduchu” : Opakování jako textová strategie zpřítomňování skrytého
"A sad song in the air" : Repetition as a textual strategy for evincing the hidden
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This article is devoted to intratextual, auto-intertextual, and intertextual research on rhetorical figures of literary repetition from the perspective of the 'emotional turn' in contemporary literary studies, based chiefly on the research of Gernot Böhme (b. 1937) and of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (b. 1948). A key concept of repetition here is textual strategy, how to evince the latent, concealed, and elusive elements of the text. The staarting point of the text consists not only in the latent phenomenon of atmosphere as a phenomenon of perception, but also, indeed in particular, in the question of the production of the atmospheres of the means of poetic language (the 'textual atmosphere' aspect), the question of the reproduction or quotation of the textual atmosphere (the 'intertextual atmospheres' aspect), and the question of 'intermedia migration' of atmospheres amongst the spheres of music and literature (the 'intermedia atmosphere' aspect). The article seeks to demontrate the operative potential of the proposed concepts first in an analytical part, which considers research on one 'atmospheric' verse from the poem 'Homesick Blues' by Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and its individual repetitions in the lyric verse of Ivan Blatný (1919-1990), Josef Kainar (1917-1971), and Miroslav Holub (1923-1998). The last part of the article focuses on problems of repetition as seen by adherents of structuralism and deconstruction, and proposes to understand repetition more broadly as oscillation not only between the poles of iterativity and iterability, but also between sense (Sinn) and presence (Präsenz).
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