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
In this case the tree turns inward to examine its roots, one of many examples of the poetic voice's autophagous
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