Abstract

Abstract:

This essay explores the nature of the word and concept of "quicksand" across a range of texts and contexts, including the Book of Genesis, Daniel Defoe, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Walt Whitman, Sigmund Freud, Nella Larsen, Maurice Blanchot, Margaret Atwood, David Bowie, and Bear Grylls. Particular attention is given to Jacques Derrida's "Living On: Borderlines" and The Beast and the Sovereign.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 67-82
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-14
Open Access
No
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