Metaleptical

Met`a`lep´tic`al


a.1.Metaleptic.
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Linking the "hooked noses" with Hirst, it thus becomes possible, through a complex metaleptical chain, to read Woolf as bewailing (through the Jew and in the novel as a whole) all that is erotically repulsive and threatening but also, ironically, infecund or unfertile.
This metaleptical structure, a confusion or substitution of causes and effects, far from resolving the problem of Clare's life and death, health or illness, instead repeats it.
The effect of such metaleptical reflexivity drops all distinctions between psyche and soma, life and death, history and fiction, into the mise en abyme of graphic narrative.