Wolfgang Karrer


Doubles as stalkers

Posted by wkarrer on December 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM

doubles as stalkers: they meet us (Borges. El otro), follow us (Mann. Venedig), are followed by us (Poe. Wilson). They all seem of the same sex, but (see Borges notes to El libro de Arena) there are cross-gender doubles, such as male-female Borges Ulrica (meet); Breton Nadja (follow),  Capote. Miriam (are followed), Also see mystery women (who's that girl?)  the significant other in Bless me Ultima, Ligeia, De Quincey, Opium Eater (Anna). Add twins and incest:<Manfred > Ligeia + Usher, Byron Lara, Gautier Rosas (all in Paglia) Add animals such as female-male (Vampire), female-female (Coleridge. Christabel) Paglia, twins (The Shining). Think of houses as double: female + house (Thurber), male + house (Bronte). Why stop here: enlarge to city? island? maze, cave ...



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