A Change of Clothes: Attempting to Break the Dress Code of Jump and Other Stories

Michal Tal

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Abstract :
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This paper offers a close reading of several stories included in Jump and Other Staries, concentrating on the main imagery used by Gordimer to elucidate the movement taking place along the stories. In particular, it seeks to show how pieces of garment serve as metaphors for the paths chosen by the different protagonists and the cultural and social institutions whose conventions they practice. A focus will be placed on the various institutions referred to throughout these stories, e.g., marriage, prison, holiday, parenthood, home, religion, which are poetically hinted at by means of clothing items and accessories, ranging from trousers and a warm coat to an old doek.
Published : 2018-11
Document Type : Journal articles
Affiliation : Technion - Israel Institute of Technology [Haifa]

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Michal Tal, « A Change of Clothes: Attempting to Break the Dress Code of Jump and Other Stories », Cycnos, 2018-11. URL : https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03208279