Postwar Jewish writers' impulse to ventriloquize
the voices of African Americans is a major theme in Glaser's study.
Beginning in the 1950s, playback singers became stars in their own right, and their separation from the eroticized dancing of the women they ventriloquize
protected them from damaging their respectability.
Indeed, productive provocation on the subjects of race, class, gender, geography, and urban sociology is Smith's forte; another strength of hers, showcased in NW, is her capacity to ventriloquize
voices and dialects; and yet another is her ability to create complex, often confused, sometimes self-stymying, but always magnetic characters.
Moving from privately owned images depicting shepherds as an outlet for suppressed masculine desire, the last two chapters consider the public performance of songs that ventriloquize
suppressed female desire.
Likewise, a journalist's voice may ventriloquize
the voice of a nonjournalist (Montgomery, 2007)--for example, the studio-based presentation of a governmental proclamation.
Part of the fun of it was trying to ventriloquize
. It's all part of this pastiche of literary life, literary culture." Galassi, by the way, is a well-regarded poet himself and an accomplished translator of Italian poets Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi.
In the conclusion of the book, Aravamudan invokes Walter Benjamin's essay "The Storyteller" to ventriloquize
the unwitting impoverishment that the technically "advanced" modern novel has brought with its paradigmatic use of national-realism.
It is not hard to imagine that uncertainty about the trustworthiness of a child's own testimony could trigger an impulse to tell the story of violence on the child's behalf, to ventriloquize
the child's testimony via the verbal form of street talk and via the print form of the broadside.
I try to ventriloquize
its greatness, to dub it in for my sense of my father, simplifying him as one of those few Canadians who was actually "there, in Moscow, there in the rink, when Henderson scored" It's easier, you see, than explaining to someone else what a "Russian historical geographer" is.
Sometimes, he even stretches his janiform approach to ventriloquize
Conrad's own possible thoughts on questions of artistic creation, speaking mimetically, that is, in Conrad's own name.
I don't wish to ventriloquize
Rushdie in quite the way that Heller allows herself to, but this seems to be a clear indication that he's talking about a modern phenomenon: the faith becoming an ideology, being usurped by children of the twentieth century--the Maududis and the Qutbs--and turned into a political instrument.