A Fan's Notes (Exley Autobiographical Trilogy, Book 1) by Frederick Exley

By Frederick Exley

This fictional memoir, the 1st of an autobiographical trilogy, lines a self professed failure's nightmarish good into the bottom of yank lifestyles and his resurrection to the knowledge that emerges from despair.

Frederick Exley recounts his existence because the son of a hero-worshipped highschool athlete who's doomed to be a spectator not just of activities, yet of lifestyles. From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of most unlikely desires, to drunkard, to widespread sufferer at an insane asylum, Exley carried luggage from his early life via a lot of his grownup existence, by no means feeling he might break out the darkish cloud of expectation that hung over him. while Frank Gifford, former manhattan Giants backfield megastar, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realizations approximately his existence, and a confession.

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Alle wichtigen körpersprachlichen Ver- und Gebote der nachfolgenden Jahrhunderte sind bereits im Repertoire der römischen Oratoren angedacht; ihre hervorstechende Erscheinungsweise allerdings ist die "Gemessenheit" (Döcker 1994: 83). Der allmähliche Wandel der Form und Sinnstruktur sowie der situativen Einbettung der Körperpraxen ist einer übergeordneten Tendenz gefolgt, die "wilde Natürlichkeit" durch immer subtilere Beeinflussung in eine "künstlich erzeugte" überfuhrt und den Körper in eine Fassade seiner selbst transformiert.

1979). Ihre Verbindung zu Gefühlszuständen ist unmittelbarer als die von Worten, aber eindeutig ist sie deswegen nicht. In europäischen Tanztraditionen werden Gesten übrigens nicht als kodifizierte sinntragende Einheiten aufgefasst. Das Gesten Bewusstsein und das damit verbundene Vokabular für Körperpositionen und den mit ihnen assoziierten Zuständen ist in Indien ungleich stärker zur Entfaltung gebracht, wobei erhebliche regionale Unterschiede bestehen. Die Handgesten der regionalen Tanzstile von Kathakali, Odissi oder Bharata Natyam bezeichnen sowohl konkrete Objekte als auch abstrakte Begriffe wie Unwissenheit, Tod, Zukunft.

Weniger entwickelt ist das Bewusstsein von dem korrespondierenden Prozess der Projektion der sozialen Ordnung direkt auf den menschlichen Körper. Die wechselseitige Angleichung von Vorstellungen über soziale Ordnung und die Ordnung der Natur, zum Beispiel durch die Einteilung der Tierwelt in Abstimmung mit den Heiratsregeln in der sogenannten totemistischen Clanorganisation (vgl. B. Levi-Strauss 1973), erzeugt eine schwer hintergehbare Geschlossenheit des Weltbildes. Die Projektion auf die basalen Vollzüge des menschlichen Körpers selbst ist die machtvollste und in der Modeme weit verbreitete Sozialisationstechnik, die das instituiert, was wir so unvollkommen mit dem Machtbegriff zu bezeichnen suchen.

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