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    "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus" is the name of a US conference paper about writers' biographies. what does it mean ?Who knows more abou that? Do the bold parts make an language game(emphasis is mine)?

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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    apparently, "Corolianus" is an asshole (Shakespeare), so the phrase presumably relates to that.
    Coriolanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    See also Gunther Grass's (German writer) Theaterstück "Die Plebejer proben den Aufstand".
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 09-Sep-2007 at 20:48.


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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    Unsatisfied yet! more clarification please?

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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus" is the name of a US conference paper about writers' biographies. what does it mean ?Who knows more abou that? Do the bold parts make an language game(emphasis is mine)?
    In my opinion ,it is a word game, talking about morality, indecency and lack of loyalty when it comes to discuss some writers` personal lives or biographies. Follow Jamshid`s advice and click on the link below, to get more information:
    Coriolanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by Teia; 09-Sep-2007 at 21:47.

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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    Unsatisfied yet! more clarification please?
    You are apparently referring to the same topic in your previous thread: Identitity Thinking. Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus" would attract eager crowds who had never heard of the bourgeoisie but who knew all about buggery. This state of affairs would no doubt be particularly marked in those societies which in any case lacked strong socialist traditions. That's why I mentioned the German writer Grass.
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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    What does "putting the anus back into someone" mean?

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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    What does "putting the anus back into someone" mean?
    It doesn't mean anything much - it's just a way of introducing a new topic into an article. If a reviewer went to an open-air performance of Macbeth and it rained, she might write a review with the headline 'Putting the Mac [abbreviation for Mackintosh, a raincoat] into Macbeth'.

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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    And in this special context , what does this phrase mean?

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    Re: "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus"

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    And in this special context , what does this phrase mean?
    I'm afraid I don't know the context. This quote suggests that the context is a literary biography:
    Ever since an infamous US conference paper a few years back entitled "Putting the Anus Back into Coriolanus", there has been a fashion for literary biographies that tell us more about a writer's sperm count than his syntax.
    Read more here: Nights with the honey monster | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books

    So presumably the article was about a writer (perhaps an editor of Shakespeare??? - hence the reference to Coriolanus*) who was homosexual (hence the reference to "anus").

    * When pronouncing the name, one would normally pronounce the second-last syllable /ɑ/. When pronouncing the name in the context of the Shakespeare play, the traditional pronunciation is /eɪ/. That's why I think Shakespearean scholarship may be involved.


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