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Media(ting) Textual Therapies in David Lodge’s Therapy and Deaf Sentence

Author(s): Lidia Mihaela Necula

Journal: Acta Universitatis Danubius : Communicatio
ISSN 1844-7562

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 70;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: media(ted) communication | textual therapy | poetics of the text | politics of the text | plurality of fragmentation | textual selves

What the present article attempts at is mediating the image of a ‘discarnate man’ who inlays a discursive medium, itself a message. In so doing, it embarks upon two of David Lodge’s novels, Therapy (1995) and Deaf Sentence (2008) respectively as best implying and suggesting for a mode of survival: the exorcising writing act, manifest at the level of the text under the form of diary pages, letters or emails, seems to work as the best therapeutic treatment for depression (personal or textual), so that the poetics of the text is gradually traded for and replaced by the politics of the fictional game.
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