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Free Content Matka: Muteness, metaphor, metonymy

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To say that Matka presents us with essential truths about the human condition may sound trite at best. Nonetheless, the film’s very resistance to a reductive reading along these lines suggests the possibility of a specifically ‘metaphoric’ treatment of these truths that eludes articulation into language.
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Keywords: Peter Brooks; Saara Cantell; melodrama; metaphor; metonymy; ‘text of muteness’

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Trinity College Dublin

Publication date: April 1, 2014

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