“Here Lies No One”:Reflections on the Metaphysics of The Rack

[1]6,139 words

A. E. Ellis (Derek Lindsay)

The Rack [2]

London: Heinemann, 1958; Richmond, Va.: Valancourt, 2014 (with a new introduction by Andrew Sinclair)

Vex not his ghost: O, let him pass! He hates him much

That would upon the rack of this tough world

Stretch him out longer. — King Lear, 5.3.314

“I have written of evil. . . . Naturally I have exaggerated the pitch along the lines of that sublime literature which sings of despair only to cast down the reader and make him desire the good as the remedy.” — Lautréamont to the publisher of his Chants de Maldoror (emphasis added)

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Jan 5th 2019
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