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Mohsen Masoomi
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: Many reviewers and critics have noticeably referred to various techniques of multiple narration and polyphonic composition as major structural devices in The Joke. It is believed that Milan Kundera, on one hand uses the technique multiple narration to implement his major themes, and on the other hand, inserts the polyphony of music into the realm of his novel. As a matter of fact, for Kundera the narrative structure of The Joke resembles much to that of a musical note. While each note contains uniqueness on its own, it combines and accords with other notes to produce a coherent whole. Kundera gives unity and consistency to his novel through implementing a web of individual yet interconnected narrators/characters that best perform their duties in both narration and presentation. This multi-perspectival narrative style helps the writer to put in the picture the intended themes of the story through a polyphonic narrative.
Mohsen Masoomi
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: Dismissing most of the traditional novelistic structures, Milan Kundera utilizes particular narrative devices to illustrate his own aesthetic of the novel, which emphasizes parallel explorations of related themes, active philosophical contemplation and the integration of dreams and fantasy with realistic analysis. Kundera succeeds in upgrading his specific subjects, characters and contexts to the worldwide level. Such success is attained through the implementation of various stylistic devices particularly narrative techniques. The multiperspective narration of the story gives more freedom to the readers in approaching the mind and consciousness of the writer. In addition, readers become encouraged to conjure up the imaginary being or the experimental self of the characters while taking advantage from Kudera’s relevant contemplation of existential code formula for characters; a fact which helps them more in a better understanding of the writer’s technique in characterization.
“Angel” and “Navel”: Metaphorically Revealing French Female Images

World Literature Studies (WLS) , 2016, DOI: 10.12677/WLS.2016.42005
“Angel” and “navel”, appear frequently in Milan Kundera’s latest work La Fête de l’Insignifiance (Celebrating Insignificance in English, 2014). “Angel” concerns Shire’s mother while “navel” trig-gers Alain’s memory to his mother. However, two kinds of French female images with totally dif-ferent characteristics are presented by Kundera: kind and submissive vs. independent and brave. The aim of this paper is to explore French female images by analyzing the metaphorical meanings of “angel” and “navel” and meanwhile reflect on the changes occurring in female identity and thought.
The unveiling of life: Liturgy and the lure of kitsch
Johan Cilliers
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2010, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i2.815
Abstract: This article probes the classic definition of religious aesthetics as related to the notions of beauty, goodness and truth. The phenomenon of kitsch, understood as simulation (or inversion) of beauty, goodness and truth, is taken cognisance of, especially in the light of contributions by Milan Kundera, Umberto Eco and Jean Baudrillard. The article briefly reflects on the liturgical consequences when kitsch manifests itself as simulated ‘beauty’, ‘goodness’ and ‘truth’ and concludes with some considerations regarding the characteristics of kitsch. How to cite this article: Cilliers, J., 2010, ‘The unveiling of life: Liturgy and the lure of kitsch’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 66(2), Art. #815, 5 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i2.815
Unidad y dualidad de la naturaleza humana en los tratados De paradiso y De Cain et Abel de Ambrosio de Milán
Miranda,Lidia Raquel;
Argos , 2011,
Abstract: paradise and cain and abel are two early homiletic treatises by ambrose of milan (ivth century) that expose a conception of human nature inheritor from hellenistic judaism. in that way, both texts base on certain dualities because they focus on man as an ontological and ethic ambiguous creature, such as that of the work by philo of alexandrie (ist century). this paper has two objectives: a) to determine how the bishop of milan interprets the parts of holy scripture that describe the original state of human being, and b) in which punctual aspects that representation deals with philonic anthropology. the analysis will focus on adam and eve in the case of paradise and on their sons in that of cain and abel.
Eva en el paraíso y la naturaleza de la culpa en la exégesis de Ambrosio
Miranda,Lidia Raquel;
Circe de cl??sicos y modernos , 2010,
Abstract: woman's role has been largely discussed by the fathers of the church, particularly in connection with the initial fault, the church's conception of woman as human being and her influence in structure and meaning of society. this article analyzes the representation of woman and her involvement in the first sin in the treatise on paradise by ambrose of milan. we focus our analysis on the bishop's exegetical procedure that gives the work a structure and literary meaning, although it is a pastoral text, and links it with the philonic hermeneutical tradition.
Articles from the 15th ICI Meeting in Milan, Italy
Kendall A. Smith
Frontiers in Immunology , 2014, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2014.00356
Raffaello – Lo Sposalizio della Vergine restaurato
Aurélie Minet
CeROArt : Conservation, Exposition, Restauration d'Objets d'Art , 2009,
Abstract: Ouverte pour la première fois au public le 15 ao t 1809, en l'honneur de Napoléon Bonaparte qui fêtait alors son 40e anniversaire, la Pinacothèque célèbre cette année son bicentenaire. A cette occasion elle propose de redécouvrir l’un des principaux chef-d’ uvres de sa collection, Le Mariage de la Vierge de Rapha l (1483 – 1520). Au regard de la campagne de conservation-restauration qui a été effectuée sur cette uvre et dans un souci de transparence et de partage des connaissances, les direc...
Metáforas y algo más en la retícula simbólica de De paradiso y De Cain et Abel de Ambrosio de Milán
Miranda,Lidia Raquel;
Circe de cl??sicos y modernos , 2011,
Abstract: the paper analyzes certain symbolical projections on paradise and cain and abel by ambrose of milan that set the reflections on a significance level that surpasses the philosophical or theological approach. so, the article studies the body metaphor in par. i, 7-9 and the shepherd metaphor in cain et ab. vi, 24, where metaphorical enunciation allows the location of images on the semantic field of politic and social concerns, within common benefit idea is the most relevant.
The Italian Way to Carsharing The Italian Way to Carsharing
Antonio Laurino,Raffaele Grimaldi
TeMA : Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment , 2012, DOI: 10.6092/1970-9870/942
Abstract: Carsharing (CS) is increasing its role worldwide as an alternative transport mode, often more sustainable than private transport with self-owned vehicles. We first focus on the main characteristics of those services and on the impacts they generated, starting from the analysis of the literature on this topic. CS initiatives are growing everywhere, however numbers are still minor and impacts are still far from a level that can deliver significant aggregate benefits. This paper studies the existing Italian carsharing experiences, trying to understand its strengths, that have allowed its development, but also possible limits and weaknesses. The presence of a national coordination structure (Iniziativa Carsharing - ICS), unique in Europe and created to boost local initiatives providing standardisation and interoperability, surely helped the development of the system. Some initiatives have been successful in terms of membership (in particular Milan, Venice and Turin), but others have been discontinued. Italian users’ characteristics are similar to the ones of users abroad: the majority of users are well educated male, living in small households having one or no cars and using public transport every day. At present, Italian drivers generally still show a scarce propensity to share their cars, considered more as “goods” than as “services”. A case study in Milan, the first and most successful initiative in Italy, shows a significant increase in CS membership after the implementation of a city charging scheme (“Ecopass” at first, then “Area C”). Moving shared cars from garages to “on the street parking” has proved successful too. The usage of the service has changed in time: users have increased (+151%) more than runs (+137%) – 2006 to 2009, while average length and duration of each run have decreased (-30% and -43% respectively, 2006 to 2010). Milan’s initiative also put s into practice many incentives for users that likely contributed to its success, i.e. free access to limited traffic zones, use of public transport reserved lanes, free parking in tolled spaces and discounts on the annual fee for public transport season ticket holders. The result of CS initiatives in the future will likely depend largely on mobility policies that both the national government and municipalities will introduce in the future. A legislation concerning CS is needed in order to promote the involvement of private initiatives, while mobility policies should evidence the advantages, both in economical and practical terms, offered by CS with respect to a private car, also considering th
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