Karmen Mackendrick

in Word Made Skin

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224067
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235902 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the connotations of the cut. Cut is the final figure of speech. To begin with, the connotations of the cut, in word and flesh alike, are largely negative. The mode of the cut is disruption and even inscription bear or have come to bear unpleasant implications. The pleasures of incision come always with an admixture of pain. The first element of the cut explored here is that of disruption or fragmentation, the sense of being cut up or cut apart. The second element is that of inscription.

Keywords: cut; figure of speech; implication; pain; fragmentation; inscription

Chapter.  9740 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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