Harold Pinter's aging male speakers: affect of exhaustion and metaphors of agency

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dc.contributor.author Chattopadhyay, Arka
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T11:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-19T11:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06
dc.identifier.citation Chattopadhyay, Arka, "Harold Pinter's aging male speakers: affect of exhaustion and metaphors of agency", The Harold Pinter Review, DOI: 10.5325/haropintrevi.3.1.0001, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-13, Jun. 2019. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2473-8433
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.5325/haropintrevi.3.1.0001
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/4499
dc.description.abstract �Does speech evoke exhaustion as a subjective affect in the experience of aging? The article traces this question by navigating through the plays of Harold Pinter. Cognitive experiments and social studies on �ageism� variously approach the effect of aging on language. Inverting this causality, the article shows how the elderly �frenemies� in Pinter's No Man's Land suggest linguistic exhaustion as the affective cause (and not effect) of aging. No Man's Land offers a culmination by not only indicating this exhaustion but also by glimpsing the agency of old age in a metaphoric capture that offers resolution. Pinter aestheticizes this �no man�s land� by turning it into a poetic metaphor, which bears an implicit critique of negative ageism. Situating the poetics of aging in dramatic language and anchoring it in the debate about the �conceptual� or �linguistic� status of metaphor opens up the exact nature of Pinter's metaphors.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Arka Chattopadhyay
dc.format.extent vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-13
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Penn State University Press en_US
dc.subject Age en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.subject Exhaustion en_US
dc.subject Theater en_US
dc.subject Cognition en_US
dc.subject Age discrimination en_US
dc.subject Cognitive linguistics en_US
dc.subject Poetry en_US
dc.subject Mind en_US
dc.title Harold Pinter's aging male speakers: affect of exhaustion and metaphors of agency en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal The Harold Pinter Review


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