This was the Pent Farm, rented by Ford and sublet to Conrad in the fall of 1898. It was a place that Conrad enjoyed immensely and that provided him with exactly the atmosphere and climate needed to keep in check the gout which plagued him throughout his life. It was a quiet place, not
able to tell them apart—original from copy, living from life-like. The third thesis in particular strikes a familiar cord. As must be obvious to any reader of posthuman myths, narratives about robots, clones or cyborgs, the thematic exploration and dramatisation of tragic passions is an all but
of things, through commodities, then it is not surprising that these things should come to resemble people, and to assume alife of their own.” 37 By this reading, animism and its opposite (de-animation or alienation) must be regarded as symptoms of a degraded reality—the boundary between the living
over to profit-motivated foster care. As he grows up, he finds that he has to some extent a preference for men and for feminine pronouns, and [s]he invests substantial energy in finding a place for herself in her hometown before moving on to London and a series of adventures, including varieties of sex
’s ability to die emerge as culturally powerful fictions whenever historical consciousness is seen to have reached an impasse. Allegorised in the scene is an over-extended moment, something akin to alife that has overshot its mark. A concrete literary example will help to clarify the point. The scene occurs
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appropriated them through artistic mediation, Tolstoy appreciated the creativity that stemmed from a child’s immediate experience of life. But is this ideal of harmony really conservative? It is not so much a myth of the past as it is a recognition of autonomous collective forms of living. Whereas ‘primitivism
mythological significance. The automobile not only symbolized the human desire to overcome the limits of time and space; it also became the machine par excellence” (2009, 6).
For the young poets living in both Mexico City and Madrid, the advent of motorcars represented a slow transition from provincial life
that modern urban life complicates. Above all, place demands repetition, routines, and the constant fulfillment of expectations. In the work of the vanguards there is a preoccupation with place and a longing for it as much as a strong rejection of it.
As explained in the introduction, place has been
introduction to the Belgian anarchist Victor Dave (1845−1922), then living in Paris. ( Gilboa 2009 : 41−42) Goldman had met Dave in 1900 when she spent a prolonged period in Paris familiarizing herself with the anarchist community in anticipation of an International Anarchist Conference that was suppressed by