Saturday, 23 August 2008

Complicated principles which seem important right now #128

A crypt is the figuration of a secret, especially in relation to refused or impossible mourning. One can, without necessarily ever knowing it, be inhabited by a crypt or crypt-effect. More disturbingly, however, one can be unknowingly inhabited by the crypt or crypt-effect of someone else- by the secret or refused mourning of another.

Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle, Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel

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