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.

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