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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: September 2020

Hearing Voices: Signal Versus Urban Noise in Coriolanus and Augustine’s Confessions


Discussing Coriolanus alongside Augustine’s Confessions, the essay argues that in both works the protagonist searches for a true and worthwhile voice amid urban noise. Treating the signal-noise ratio as something both protagonists anticipate and describe, it invites readers to respect Coriolanus’s search by comparing it to Augustine’s eminently respectable one.

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