DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.07
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Abstract: This paper addresses the narrative construction of the moment of death as depicted in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and in Barnes's The Sense of an Ending. Following Orr's definition of positive influence, described as a "site for cultural renewal", it pursues the analysis of complexity and confluence of literary traditions in these texts. Though both Anna Karenina and The Sense of an Ending seem to insist on portraying a chronicle of struggle between a moment and a process of dying, it is nevertheless a physical mo…

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