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Department
English
Course
English 3554E
Professor
Jonathan Boulter
Semester
Fall

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3554E                                                                                                                        March  5, 2014 Hawksmoor ­ Rationality suppresses irrationality ­ Irrationality is the space of a beneficial imagination  ­ Dream world novel explores is serial murder o Creative aspect to murder o Both destructive and creative simultaneously  o ­ Dire is an emblem of the irrational o The irrational figure discovers it in Christopher rens library o Rationality houses within itself the seeds of its own deconstruction ­ ****** “And so while others were mouthing such…Jumble of books which he  had taken up” o Christopher ren desires his opposite to be there, desires his destruction o He discovers his self in his hidden, acultic past o Dire is not only existing in the present moment, but will also be fulfilled in  the future by someone who turns out to be a vision of him ­ Derrida: “Nothing is more illegible than a wound” o “For if it be true that time is a wound then it is one that the dead may heal” o Implies that time itself is damaging, is a wound o Being in time damages the self, is a burden o Present moment is a dunghill o Modern civilization is an “old bitch gone in the teeth” o Allow the past to inhabit the present moment, invite the pa
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