autophagous

autophagous

(ɔːˈtɒfəɡəs)
adj
self-consuming or devouring of itself
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In Mainsqueeze, we focus on the "losers" on the web, the post-genital sexuality of disguised bodies, autophagous machines self-destructing as though the feedback loop, dear to the first wave of cybernetics, has become a veritable anthropophagy (Georges Bataille).
Reason against itself, the accursed share of rationality, the autophagous canny.
In this case the tree turns inward to examine its roots, one of many examples of the poetic voice's autophagous consumption.
The eternally circular ouroboros is generally accepted to symbolize life's completion and renewal, but bear in mind that the ouroboros is actually a snake that's eating itself in a nihilistic, autophagous felo-de-se, and it seems that Manganelli might have envisioned Centuria not as circular (which it's not--its recurrent elements are more symphonic, like Curtis White's Requiem or even Calvino's Invisible Cities), but as ouroborically destructive.
Specifically, volume 2 of "Go Up to the Hilltops" chronicles the years of the Russo-Japanese War (1905) and the subsequent turbulence in czarist Russia, World War I, and the concomitant prelude to Estonia's independence - all seen against the backdrop of the generational clash between Burnt Hill's insessorial old and autophagous young people.