Kambaskovic-Sawers, Danijela Books
Danijela Kambaskovic-Sawers is a professor at yhe
University of Western Australia.2010 0-7734-3766-5
This work establishes the presence of ambiguous, polyvalent characterisation of the first-person voice in the Petrarchan poem sequence. It argues that such characterisation triggers a reader-response mechanism characterised by ambivalence and interest which could be called splintered identification. This means of identifying helps promote reader-involvement and foster the perception of the sequence as an integral work, concerns which betray the presence of novelistic thinking. This book contains two color photographs.