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or civet cat,
any of a large group of mostly nocturnal mammals of the Old World family Viverridae (civet family), which also includes the mongoose. Civets are not true cats, but the civet family is related to the cat family (Felidae).
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(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for nine species of small, arboreal African carnivores in the family Viverridae.


Jean . 1910--86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)
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Genette was 13 when she vanished in a country lane in Aylesbeare, Devon, in August 1978.
Genette, a newspaper delivery girl, vanished from a rural lane in Aylesbeare, Devon, in August 1978.
In the same chapter she also relabels the experiencing self and narrating self terminology of Stanzel (not cited by her) as "experiencing focalization" and "narrating focalization," thus mixing the issues of narration (voice) and mood (focalization), which Genette wanted to keep separate.
Proust ayant demontre par la Recherche des modeles metaphoriques, nous y lisons des procedes differents releves par Genette :
Cuando Genette asegura que la hipertextualidad y la intertextualidad son dos practicas distintas (10-15), toma distancia de teoricos que etiquetan a ambas categorizaciones, e incluso a toda la transtextualidad, bajo un solo concepto: intertextualidad.
Si para Genette la inclusion de estas notas en la categoria paratextual se justifica mediante una supuesta ruptura "in the enunciative regime," cabria preguntarse la legitimidad de esta categorizacion.
Mais a frente, Genette elenca alguns do que chama de "parasinonimos" do prefacio, onde se encontram termos como "introducao, "noticia", "aviso", "apresentacao", "exame", "preambulo", "anuncio", "preludio", "discurso preliminar", "exordio", e, para o posfacio, "apres-propos", "apres-dire", "post-scriptum" e outros.
But you had to admire the way he pulled everything together and pointed out how the unsolved murders, especially that of Genette Tate, fitted Black's profile and modus operandi.
Genette was the first to chart systematically the role of the many kinds of text situated on the threshold of what we have come to call simply 'the text' (hence the subtitle of the 1997 English translation of Seuils, Thresholds of Interpretation).
It is the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of 13-year-old Genette Tate who went missing near Aylesbeare, east Devon on August 19 1978.