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Lyll-Écriture. Writing. An introduction to intertextuality. In traditional literary theory, it is assumed that when we read a work of literature we are trying to find a meaning which lies inside that work.

An introduction to intertextuality

Literary texts possess meaning, and that is why readers extract meaning from them. The process of extracting meaning from texts is called interpretation. However, in contemporary literary and cultural theory such ideas have been radically changed. It is now believed that works of literature are built from systems, codes, and traditions established by previous works of literature. Crucial to the meaning of a work of literature are also the systems, codes, and traditions of other art forms, such as films, and of culture in general. It is claimed that the act of reading, rather than the interpretation of one work, engages the reader in discovering a network of textual relations. The word “intertextuality” derives from the Latin intertexto, meaning to ‘mingle while weaving’ (Keep et al 2000). “Any text is a new tissue of past citations.

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Contraintes. Rare Words. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Sounds-of-a-voice. 20 awesomely untranslatable words from around the world. Photo: Juan Pablo Lauriente HERE ARE A FEW instances where other languages have found the right word and English simply falls speechless. 1.

20 awesomely untranslatable words from around the world

Toska Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. 2. Yagan (indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego) – “The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” 3. Indonesian – “A joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh.” 4. Inuit – “To go outside to check if anyone is coming.” 5. Czech – Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, remarked that, “As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.”