Tim McKinney: Edwin Druid? Household Words Article Suggests Clue

Отправлено 19 апр. 2013 г., 09:21 пользователем Sven Karsten

No cred­i­ble schol­ar speaks any­more about The Mys­tery of Edwin Drood in terms of ‘solv­ing’ it, not that pat­terns haven’t been no­ticed. A theme of re­pres­sion per­vades the text and, as Lau­ri­at Lane writes:

...allusion and echo call to mind pat­terns of an­cient myth and rit­u­al, sac­ri­fice and re­demp­tion, good and evil. Such pat­terns are coded sym­bol­i­cal­ly, cul­tur­al­ly, and even sem­i­cal­ly in Dick­ens's Edwin Drood in ways that have not yet been fully ap­pre­hend­ed, though some read­ers have sensed them. (122)

Is a ‘fuller ap­pre­hend­ing’ pos­si­ble? A House­hold Words ar­ti­cle might hold the key.

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