Ether Either

Susan Howe

in Close Listening

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780195109924
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855261 | DOI:
Ether Either

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Rumour is a story passing from one person to one person without an aboriginal authorized relation. Newspapers, however, act as negative copy halfway between fact and correspondence . Newspapers shore up past facts not memories and not involuntary memory. This chapter focuses on how sounds speak to everyone's memory. The chapter illustrates this through different personal experience.

Keywords: rumour; negative copy; newspapers; involuntary memory; sounds

Chapter.  7486 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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