Dialogic Openness in Nikos Kazantzakis


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In this book, Charitini Christodoulou argues that a certain perception of openness that she calls dialogic permeates Nikos Kazantzakis The Last Temptation. Partly based on Umberto Ecos theory in Opera Aperta and Mikhail Bakhtins notion of dialogism, the term dialogic openness refers to the idea of antithetical forces clashing and thus revealing different forms of tension that are not resolved at the end of the novel. Thus, it is shown that subjectivity and meaning is always in the process of becoming. The different aspects ...

Dialogic Openness in Nikos Kazantzakis 2012, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443841085