DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.12.006
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Folio Jessica

Abstract: The article aims at deciphering Clive Barker's multilayered short story "The Body Politic" inserted in the 4th book of Books of Blood (1984-1985). In this work, the British author presents the human body as literally a book which has to be opened, rediscovered; it is a terra incognita marked by the resurgence of repressed elements or by the sense of urgency of applying a new significance to this locus. The notion of rewriting is a leitmotiv in "The Body Politic" as Barker seems to redefine not merely the organ…

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