By Jonathan Lethem
In Jonathan Lethem's wryly humorous moment novel, we meet a tender guy named Chaos, who's dwelling in a film theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, consuming alcohol, and consuming foodstuff out of cans.
It's an strange and from time to time insufferable lifestyles, yet Chaos quickly discovers that his post-nuclear truth could have no connection to the reality. So he is taking to the line with a lady named Melinda for you to locate solutions. because the pair travels during the usa they locate that, whereas every one city has been affected in a different way by means of the mysterious resource of the apocalypse, not one of the humans they meet can fill of their incomplete stories or resolution their questions. progressively, figures from Chaos's prior, together with a few who look basically lower than the impression of intravenously administered medicines, make Chaos have in mind a few of his forgotten lifestyles as a guy named Moon.
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V. 61 On this occasion he evidently wrote the hymn to Asclepius (737 PMG) mentioned in Lucian Encom. Demosth. 27, Philostr. 17, and Philostr. Imag. 7. 6z On this view, Sophocles would have added the plague to the plot of Oedipus the King in order to give a nod to his audience, as though he were saying, "My message applies to you" (Hor. Sat. 63 The addition could, of course, change the message, but the degree and nature of that change will be controlled by intertextual allusion, and Sophocles' plague may be explained entirely in intertextual rather than biographical terms.
Nub. 89 But tragedy was less liberal in its use of mask changes. 90 Moreover, a change of mask generally indicates a change of character and so suggests that Oedipus has become a new "person" in the etymological sense of the word. 91 The transformation of his character and the inconstancy of his situation contrast in the sharpest possible way with Apollo's constant, unswerving presence. " If the answer is yes (as it might well be), then now for the first and only time in the play Oedipus will leave the threshold of his palace and approach the property altar that has attracted so many other characters to it.
Line 1423; Enter Creon stage left. He has been left king in Oedipus's stead (1418) and gives orders to the two attendants (1430); the change of command is not instantaneous, however; note that the servants hesitate considerably before obeying. Creon may be accompanied by two child-mutes in the roles of Antigone and Ismene,92 but this would tend to suggest that they were living with Creon, which is on the face of it improbable. The daughters, like Oedipus and Jocasta, would naturally inhabit the palace.
Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem