Thursday, 10 September 2009
End of Time
What's behind that common trope from SF and Fantasy: the end of time? The pull of the city at the end of time; the dancers at the end of time; the terminal beach? That's not hard to see: 'Time ends with one’s own death' (BT, 330). The desire to stand outside time itself is the desire to stand outside of—to survive—our own deaths.