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Critical Essay | Gian-Paolo Biasin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Gian-Paolo Biasin.
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Gian-Paolo Biasin

SOURCE: "From Anatomy to Criticism," in Literary Diseases: Theme and Metaphor in the Italian Novel, University of Texas Press, 1975, pp. 3-35.

In the following excerpt, Biasin focuses on disease as a theme in modern European literature.

Considering how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view, what precipices and lawns sprinkled with bright flowers a little rise of temperature reveals, what ancient and obdurate oaks are uprooted in us by the act of sickness, how we go down into the pit of death and feel the waters of annihilation close above our heads and wake thinking to find ourselves in the presence of the angels and the harpers when...

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