Full self-awareness requires that we not allow the pleasure arising through our most godlike activity to cause us to forget the subdivine
, subrational conditions necessary to make that most desirable activity possible.
Having done justice to a literary world as immense in dimension as the Inferno, Rauschenberg appears to have imagined that the subdivine
comedy of contemporary American life in these explosive years would likewise submit itself to his multivalent allegories.
However, in all of these contexts he is emphatic that gods are never bad or irrational, so whatever the psychic source of disorderly motion, it must be subdivine