Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Bartleby, de Silentio, Palinurus

There is something about these three figures that engages with Hemingway's views in my last post. They all indicate the (precarious) possibility of an image to set against "the accelerated grimace" of a totalitarian fantasy, whether that of Wall Street, the Systen (i.e., Hegel), or Rome. They share the grand refusal.

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