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Mirror and the Other

Poet Gwendolyn MacEwen in “The Return” has a line that would make a nice inscription around a mirror: To perceive you is an act of faith And so we jump landing again on skeptical ground. So we weave. And so … Continue reading

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In contrasting spectacle with carnival, Susan Stewart in On Longing exposes the psycho-dynamics of the spectacular: [T]he viewer of the spectacle is absolutely aware of the distance between self and spectacle. The spectacle functions to avoid contamination: “Stand back, ladies … Continue reading

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