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Title: Negation of Orality as a Source of Humour in Terry Pratchett's "Eric". ; Zanegowanie ustności jako źródło komizmu w Eryku Terry’ego Pratchetta

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Title:

Negation of Orality as a Source of Humour in Terry Pratchett's "Eric".  
Zanegowanie ustności jako źródło komizmu w Eryku Terry’ego Pratchetta

Creator:

Zadka, Małgorzata

Subject and Keywords:

orality   Terry Pratchett   comicality   classical tradition  
oralność   Terry Pratchett   komizm   tradycja klasyczna

Abstract:

In his novel Eric, Terry Pratchett refers to Faust and the Iliad but in contrast to what a reader expects to find, he shows his own, untoward vision of the mythical stories. This playing with literary convention is intentional and it aims to create a comical effect. It is, however, not only a way of achieving a humorous effect. Pratchett also distances himself from the oral structure and origin of the epics y creating ostentatiously literal environments for his characters. He shows the Homeric epics through the prism of later reception and the twentieth-century education system. It is not only the reader who recognises the conventional motives, but also the characters ‘inside’ the novel.  
In his novel Eric, Terry Pratchett refers to Faust and the Iliad but in contrast to what a reader expects to find, he shows his own, untoward vision of the mythical stories. This playing with literary convention is intentional and it aims to create a comical effect. It is, however, not only a way of achieving a humorous effect. Pratchett also distances himself from the oral structure and origin of the epics y creating ostentatiously literal environments for his characters. He shows the Homeric epics through the prism of later reception and the twentieth-century education system. It is not only the reader who recognises the conventional motives, but also the characters ‘inside’ the novel.

Publisher:

Pracownia Badań nad Tradycją Oralną

Contributor:

Zieliński, Karol. Red.   Torbus, Sławomir. Red.

Date:

2016  
2016

Date issued:

2016

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

czasopisma online

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:79826

DOI:

10.23734/QO.2016.2.2.208.221

Language:

eng   pol

Rights holder:

Copyright by Małgorzata Zadka

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Last modified:

Jun 8, 2021

In our library since:

Oct 19, 2017

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