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palinode

a retraction. In Scots law, when defamation was a matter for the commissary courts, one remedy was a conclusion for a retraction to be made.
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The revision of the Iliad in The Robber Bride and its palinode in "Helen of Troy Does Counter Dancing" anticipate The Penelopiad, which focalizes and reinterprets the Odyssey through Penelope, just as Zimmerman dramatized a woman reader as the medium through which her version of the Odyssey is created.
"On Palinode." Chicago Review 51:4/52:1 (Spring 2006).
Bonnet's occasionally overwritten semiotic analysis of Huysmans's use of caricature, parody, pastiche, satire, fantaisie, irony, black humor, and palinode concludes with a satisfying synthesis of the whole of Huysmans's oeuvre, one often still subjected, as Jean Borie complains, to arbitrary, mutilating cuts into successive "periods" or "stages." Noting that the comic is always an "art parasitaire," "un vampire qui rit en mordant" (75), Bonnet stresses the self-referentiality of Huysmans's text which, in pointing to itself, also delivers "une pluralite de significations au lecteur attentif" (304).
As God predicted ("ipsa conteret caput tuum"), Mary is the one who came to crush the head of the "vipere" or the "aspic" (Lescarre uses "conterer," conserving the Latin verb of the Vulgate: "conterer l'orgueil serpentin"), to vanquish the seven-headed Dragon of Revelations 12 :1-4, and, as Guilbaume Cretin says in one of his palinodes, [12] to come face to face, victoriously, with the "fier regard du dragon basilique":
In reality, as Holmes demonstrates, these prose additions act as palinodes, "draw[ing] attention to the figure of the poet as a liar or artificer" (28).