In my last post—completed over two months ago (eek!)—I tried to unpack the point of departure for DR‘s philosophy of difference. And where did I leave it? “There is no sin other than raising the ground and dissolving the form” (DR 29). In short, no other sin, no cruelty, no assault on common sense or representational systems quite like …

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Though I am a big David Mitchell fan, I avoided the 2012 Wachowski/Tykwer film adaptation of Cloud Atlas until this past October. Since I had put Mitchell’s novel on my syllabus, I thought I should probably watch it, if only to prepare myself in case class discussion moved to the issue of its adaptation. In short, …

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Though I am a big David Mitchell fan, I avoided the 2012 Wachowski/Tykwer film adaptation of Cloud Atlas until this past October. Since I had put Mitchell’s novel on my syllabus, I thought I should probably watch it, if only to prepare myself in case class discussion moved to the issue of its adaptation. In short, …

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