“Superfluous Stones”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230006
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235285 | DOI:
“Superfluous Stones”

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This chapter discusses how to deal with elements of literature that are relatively useless in a certain story. By removing the signs located in direct proximity with the story that would cause it to overpower the subject, the element in question can be wholly immaterial and thus, eminently forgettable. This tool is necessary to provide “spaces” for the more important thoughts that should be included in the plot.

Keywords: plot; writing; literature; characters

Chapter.  4459 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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