Hunter writes that "a pride of lions on the hunt communicate with each other by deep grunts that have a strangely ventriloquial
Having thus reassigned tropic conformatio to the category of metaphor and ventriloquial
"personification" to the genre of fable and apologue, I shall tidy the remaining material into two general categories: prosopopoeia effected by incarnation on the one hand and by rarefaction on the other.
But this ventriloquial
function extends also to the generation of characters who speak for the silent.
In short, just as Carwin receives a perverse kind of pleasure from his ventriloquial
powers, so too does Clara receive pleasure from her tale-telling.
Like the "English Pierrots" Elouise and her recitation become incorporated within a Caribbean celebration subversive of an imperial ventriloquial
Anyone familiar with Nabokov's linguistic mastery, however, cannot fail to detect his ventriloquial
The award, which honors performers who have made an "outstanding contribution to the ventriloquial
art," will be presented to Lucas at the festival at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino at 7 p.
The trope that is "born" here resembles what Steven Connor calls the most profound manifestation of a disorderly, ventriloquial
utterance, the direct antithesis of "sonorous omnipotence" of "the Word;" the voice that acts as a semi-demonic noise, proceeding from the demon which has taken up residence" in the human body, producing a "voice that issues from the genitals or anus.
We are all too familiar with the suggestion that "the self" is a mere externally constructed device in the early modern period, that Donne is a quick-change artist who dons a succession of masks and emits ventriloquial
impersonations but who himself remains faceless and voiceless.
She is locked in with herself, walled behind words, and she sends her voice out, a sort of ventriloquial
act, to keep us all away, diversionary, desperate.
In 1932, she pulled herself up short to write the Autobiography, an enduring and endearing stunt of ventriloquial
Djeannine Street, alternate ground par excellence, inflected each run of heavy bass drum thumps with ventriloquial
spectres, Drennette's recourse to the sock cymbal insistent that she and Djeannine, long spoken for, had spooked (her word was "inspirited") wouldly ledge, atomistic ledge.