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1999), absorption in the products of the process of languaging appears to be a nearly ubiquitous component of the context of literality.
Under these indeterminate conditions, we could say that presences take on a certain spectral quality, while the absence and loss that they both conceal and reveal constitute a "materiality" of sorts; we could say this, except for the fact that the very distinction between presence and absence, like that between immateriality and materiality, as well as literality and figurality, always already posits the operation of the opening of language, the "event" of an archaic differentiation that can be called a materiality without matter.
Put bluntly, Ian Cross's prose simply isn't up to conveying more than the literality of the imagined world of 'I and it'.
Hence the desire assumes another, complementary form in the dream (impossible to realize, but impossible not to entertain) that connotation would quit its dusky existence for fluorescent literality, would become denotation.
Following these principles, and in keeping with a contextual perspective based on recent advances in verbal behavior: bidirectionality, literality of the language, equivalence relations, functional generalization, rule-governed behavior (Hayes S.
Replying in accordance with the biblical story, which has been reduced here to its utmost literality, Jesus intimates that work without a spiritual purpose is worthless in a material and moral sense.
This progression is contrasted with a "cool" hard-edge and abstract literality eliding into incipient Minimalism (and, more subtly, into a nascent Pop sensibility).
My purpose here is to reaffirm that the passage of metaphor is a two-way street, and so to keep clear the route back to the material literality of a poem that has won so many lovers by offering to make them happy there, and by repeatedly making that offer good.
While allegorical interpretation (which Auerbach refers to as figurative) is constituted by the difference inhering in the binary opposition between literality and nonliterality, figural interpretation is constituted by the relation between two terms or events and the discernment of that relationship.
Barnstone's first criterion in translation analysis concerns the literality of the text: to what extent the words in the target text differ from the source text; whether the translation is approximately verbatim or significantly libertine.
Dawson uses Frei's The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative (1974) to show that modern Christianity has good reason to avoid allegory: just as Christian allegorists once neglected the literality of the Old Testament in favor of its fulfilled "meaning" in the New Testament, so too modernists can subvert the literality of New Testament accounts of events such as the resurrection of Jesus by substituting an allegorical meaning for the literal sense of the story.
Marianne Hirsch describes Song of Solomon as mediating "between the too close incestuous literality of a nonsymbolic nonlanguage and the arbitrariness and uncaring distance that has made the characters 'dead'" (87).