Sunday, November 30, 2008

Volume 1

I just concluded the first of three volumes of 2666. The shared site of the first three scenarios is the Mexican town of Santa Teresa, a stand-in for the infamous Ciudad Juarez. The choice of Teresa for the name is intriguing, the ecstatic escape from the mortal is interesting, along with St John of the Cross' apocalyptic transcendentalism. Somehow the situation of these doctrines is rightly germane in the Third World industrial space where life is fungible and thus disposable. Kyoto has no truck here, why should the Rights of Man?


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