Who are you ?

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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Who are you ? est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 6.428787. Il comporte 167692 caractères et 34124 mots dont 5308 différents.

Who are you ? introduit un nombre restreint de protagonistes évoluant dans un environnement sans nom.

Who are you ?, publiée pour la première fois en 1963, est une œuvre signée Anna Kavan. Elle a été éditée à 6 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2002.

The people in this story live through the same situations twice over. Their identifies are equally real, or unreal, in each case; but, because of slight variations in background and atmosphere, neither the outcome nor they themselves are quite the same the second time, and the brain-fever bird's question, Who are you? can only be left unanswered - the answer could just as well be either of their different identifies; or both; or neither of them. Anna Kavan, a write with a vision entirely her own, believes there is no such thing as absolute reality. For her nothing is what it seems, everything is essentially unknown, and the components of so-called reality - circumstances, environment, etc. - are fluid, in a continually changing state, rather like different coloured spotlights, affording brief distorted glimpses of events and people, which never remain the same for more than a second. In this fluctuating unreliable light, certain momentary aspects of the lives of the characters are here twice recorded, before they pass into other moments and different aspects of their existence - a repetition which accentuates the economy and directness of the writing, quite without superfluous decoration. Her novels and short stories have for some years been considered by eminent critics as among the most absorbing now being written. Lawrence Durrell described her as belonging with Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin and Djuna Barnes, to 'the great subjective-feminine tradition which has tried to vive us a poetic notation of the female artist's world'. This new book takes her work a stage further in experimental technique and uncompromising imagination. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1963).

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Dispersion plot of places

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Dispersion plot of names

Who are you ?

stats#bigram

white turban
Mohammed Dirwaza
flat roof
Dirwaza Khan
fever birds
anything else
says nothing
Dog Head
mad dog
young man
banana trees
rat game
palm tree
mosquito net
Suede Boots
fever bird
forest trees
wide open
blue eyes
grey beard

stats#has character

doctor
Mohamed Dirwaza Khan
Suede Boots
Mr DogHead
girl

stats#has character count

167692

stats#has diversity indice

6.428787

stats#has unique word count

5308

stats#has word count

34124

coverage

Far East
Burma
jungle
colonial house
20th century

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

date

1975

description

The people in this story live through the same situations twice over. Their identifies are equally real, or unreal, in each case; but, because of slight variations in background and atmosphere, neither the outcome nor they themselves are quite the same the second time, and the brain-fever bird's question, Who are you? can only be left unanswered - the answer could just as well be either of their different identifies; or both; or neither of them. Anna Kavan, a write with a vision entirely her own, believes there is no such thing as absolute reality. For her nothing is what it seems, everything is essentially unknown, and the components of so-called reality - circumstances, environment, etc. - are fluid, in a continually changing state, rather like different coloured spotlights, affording brief distorted glimpses of events and people, which never remain the same for more than a second. In this fluctuating unreliable light, certain momentary aspects of the lives of the characters are here twice recorded, before they pass into other moments and different aspects of their existence - a repetition which accentuates the economy and directness of the writing, quite without superfluous decoration. Her novels and short stories have for some years been considered by eminent critics as among the most absorbing now being written. Lawrence Durrell described her as belonging with Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin and Djuna Barnes, to 'the great subjective-feminine tradition which has tried to vive us a poetic notation of the female artist's world'. This new book takes her work a stage further in experimental technique and uncompromising imagination. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1963).

subject

Abusive men
postcolonialism
Fiction

title

Who are you ?

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work manifested

Who Are You? (1982, October)
Who are you? (2002)
Wër bist du ? (1984)
L'oiseau qui es-tu ? (1979)
Who are you ? a novel (1975)
Who are you? (1963)