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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

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By Margaret Atwood

Cat's Eye is the tale of Elaine Risley, a arguable painter who returns to Toronto, the town of her adolescence, for a retrospective of her artwork. Engulfed by means of brilliant photos of the earlier, she reminisces a few trio of ladies who initiated her into the fierce politics of youth and its mystery international of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine needs to come to phrases together with her personal id as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman--but primarily she needs to search unlock from her haunting thoughts. traumatic, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat's Eye is a wide ranging novel of a lady grappling with the tangled knot of her life.

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5, 63–74) eher als Beiwerk zu verstehen sind, treten derartige Schilderungen allm¨ahlich als selbst¨ andig hervor. Das zeigt sich etwa bei Sophokles im Chorlied des Oedipus auf Kolonos (668–719) mit dem Lobpreis des attischen Landes. Darin sind, wie auch schon bei Homer, all die Elemente vereinigt, die man in der Schilderung einer Ideallandschaft erwartet: Pr¨ achtige Vegetation, reichlich fließendes Wasser, das Ganze belebt durch eine Tierwelt und durch g¨ ottliche Wesen. 153 ¨ Ahnlich sieht Ausonius das Moselland; auch es ist als eine vielfach belebte und fruchtbare Ideallandschaft dargestellt, aber im deutlichen Unterschied zu dem griechischen Tragiker: Das Element der Naturschilderung ist detailreich verfeinert.

3. Stilistisches Offensichtlich sehen viele Erkl¨ arer den Centonendichter auch in der Mosella am Werk und konstatieren eine noch kleinteiligere Montage verschiedener Versatzst¨ ucke als es die Regel f¨ ur einen Cento zul¨aßt. W¨ ahrend dort ganze oder Halbverse wortw¨ortlich u ¨bernommen und zu einer neuen Aussage verbunden werden (vgl. Auson. Cento p. ), glaubt man f¨ ur einige Stellen der Mosella eine Kombinations-Technik feststellen zu m¨ ussen, the combination of compounding of references in ” the space of a short phrase, a single line, or a description, which merits 119 Dabei haben wir es bei einem artifiziellen Dichter especial interest“.

Zur Darstellung des Wassers bei Ausonius im Kontext der sp¨ atlateinischen Dichtung vgl. ] 35–39. 160 Als Lob gesellschaftlicher Instanzen (z. B. von St¨ adten)“ definiert den Terminus ” J. Dingel, DNP s. v. Panegyrik. Darunter l¨ aßt sich auch das Lob einer Landschaft subsumieren. ] 191 die Georgica. 162 Vgl. z. B. zu V. 3 (Vergleich mit Cannae). ] 144 schließt aus dieser Aussage auf den Verzicht dichterischer Freiheiten bei Ausonius und kommt in Hinblick auf das Gesamtwerk zu dem Ergebnis, daß er in Wahrheit mehr Rhetor als Dichter ist“.

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