|Further To The Previous Post
||[Dec. 1st, 2007|04:51 pm]
That we live in many different dimensions- that's a modern insight but not new. Joyce, Eliot- all that crew- had a firm grasp of it. |
That we live in many different dimensions at once- that's a little more advanced, but still 20th century. It's what Finnegan's Wake is trying to say, isn't it?
That the boundaries between the many different dimensions may be smeared - that we may not notice our passage from one to the other- that's on the cusp. Most modern fiction has gate-keepers in place.
But that the dimensions may smear into one another in ways we do not understand- that things may happen in this multi-dimensional universe for which we have no explanation, not even a far-fetched one- that's a quantum way of thinking, a 21st century way of thinking- and that's what sets Murakami and a very few others ahead of the pack.