I've just finished a book in which the words 'semantic', 'extratextual' and 'Gestalt' feature with distressing prominence. I haven't delved into this sort of stuff uni. I find it intensely irritating. The book was The Silence of the Sea by Vercors - a major Resistance work of occupied France. The book itself wasn't the tricksy part - actually there is a bit of a problem with it and I'll get to that in a bit. The problem was the essays that accompanied it - they were longer than the actual work! Makes my head hurt.
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