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Author Kozai, Gina Ann Kikumi, author.
Title Beauty is in the I of the beholder / by Gina Ann Kikumi Kozai.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  PN72 .Z95 2012 K69eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 57 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Summary Each of these short stories is told in first-person narrative perspective and explores the arbitrary and relational nature of language and how language functions in narratives. Although each piece aims to establish a distinct voice from the other stories, the collection as a whole is largely influenced by Saussure's theories of the linguistic sign and Derrida's discussions of differance and supplementarity. In the same way that Saussure dispels the notion that signifiers, such as sound images or words, bear a one-to-one correspondence to a signified concept, essentially a finite meaning, these stories aim to further demonstrate the arbitrary nature of language by showing that the letter "I" from each of the first-person narrators serve as a vehicle for a different voice and a distinct signified identity.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 01, 2012).
Subject Short stories, American -- 21st century.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- English.
OCLC number 849910591