#katieholmes Una actuació angelical.
#Sòcrates, Només sé que no sé res.
El banquet. Fedre de #Plató.
Recuperant com veu el ball la meva estimada i admirada Azar Nafisi a Reading Lolita in Teheran.
Post meu el dia 12 de setembre de 2017.
#Reading Lolita in #Tehran, #AzarNafisi.
Part IV, #Austen.
"All dance is #performance and #presentation, I tell them, but do you see how different dances invite different interpretations?...
...This sort of seduction is elusive; it is sinewy and tactile. It twists, twirls, winds and unwinds. Hands curl and uncurl while the waist seems to coil and recoil. It is #calculated. It predicts its effect before another little #step is taken, and then another little step. It is flirtatious in a way Miss Daisy Miller and her likes could never dream of being. It is openly seductive but not surrendering.
...#balls and #dances are #instruments of #plot in some of Austen's other #novels -in Mansfield Park, for example, and Emma- in no other novel does dance #play such a focal role...
...the whole #structure of the novel is like a dance, which is both a #public and a #private #act.
The atmosphere in Pride and Prejudice does carry the festive air of a ball.
So the structure is that of dance and digression...
...Austen's protagonist are private individuals set in public places...
...The balance between the public and the private is essential to this world...
... The backwards-and-forward rhythm of the dance is repeated in the actions and movements of the two protagonists, around whom the plot is shaped...
...There is a give-and-take in the dance, a constant adapting to the partner's needs and steps...
...#Pride and #Prejudice is not poetic, but it has its own cacophonies and harmonies; voices approach and depart and take a turn around the room."
I #love how Azar Nafisi compares an eighteenth-century dance with the structure of Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice.
It's smart, original and very romantic.
And I love rereading these #pages again. Because she makes magic with words.