Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, Vol 5, No 1 (2011)

Media(ting) Textual Therapies in David Lodge’s Therapy and Deaf Sentence

Lidia Mihaela Necula


What the present article attempts at is mediating the image of a ‘discarnate man’ who inlays a discursive medium, itself a message. In so doing, it embarks upon two of David Lodge’s novels, Therapy (1995) and Deaf Sentence (2008) respectively as best implying and suggesting for a mode of survival: the exorcising writing act, manifest at the level of the text under the form of diary pages, letters or emails, seems to work as the best therapeutic treatment for depression (personal or textual), so that the poetics of the text is gradually traded for and replaced by the politics of the fictional game.


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