Wednesday, 9 November 2011

SF Images

Since my take on SF, fundamentally, is that its belated dominance of visual media has changed it into an art of the expressive poetic image, I ought perhaps to take more seriously what C Day Lewis says (quoted in Kermode's Romantic Image [138]): 'the poetic myths are dead: and the poetic image, which is the myth of the individual, reigns in their stead.' It's the middle bit that really strikes me: the myth of the individual. Is this SF?

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