Thursday, August 25, 2011

Illusory debate over allusion

Semiologically speaking, Dr. Gokak’s list under the caption, “Sri Aurobindo’s Allusive Style” placed as Appendix to his 1973 book tells the story of his own moments to pause (and ‘stand and stare’) while reading Savitri. Sensing allusions occur in response to the inventory of one’s own universe of experience, and hence, for each reader such lists would be different. Thus, Dr. Gokak’s pointer might be one of the possible sources of Sri Aurobindo’s inspiration or it might not be at all. With this as the starting point, the debate would have followed an altogether different trajectory. [TNM55]

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