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Dr Alistair Brown
Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more

Small Death on an Open Plain

Weíll die this night alone tonight alone
before the fire
In the dusking spark of the rising night weíll cry
Until we tire
And mix our minds to spiralling climbs and winding
spires of dust
Then sink our souls to embers cold and ash of
one mindís lust
And the wind shall blow that grey flaked snow and scatter
in the gloam
As tonight we sparked and burnt tonight,
my flame, I burnt alone.

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This page was published on June 15, 2008 | Keywords: loss, death, fear, defeat

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