East Coker" I) Between midnight and dawn, when the past is all deception, The future futureless
, before the morning watch When time stops and time is never ending ("Dry Salvages" I) Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time between pole and tropic.
This variety of essay in the collection relies heavily on quotation, communicating as much as possible of the dystopia in question in its own words, be it Cormac McCarthy's futureless
future or Lisa Robertson's critique of a gentrified Vancouver.
My horror interest in the futureless
, dystopian, world-gone-wrong, Mad Max Africa of child soldiers, street gangs, reeking slums, refuse heaps, utter despair, misplaced belief, new-age cargo cults, and bungled rescue attempts--this horror interest is rooted in detachment.
Transport planners in the 60s simply could not conceive of the idea that a line, once closed, would need to be reopened - their mindset saw trains as dirty and futureless
And the original loan, the one masquerading as the colonizer's gift, would be repaid in emigrant sons and daughters who had been raised to believe their ancient country was futureless
, its ways inferior, and the only solution was to settle abroad to make a better life.
And there's no way to separate the mobilization of this abstract, disappearing artist from the wider, systemic (and some would say anthropological) crisis we are living through now: The two phenomena are linked to the same automatisms, installed within the same futureless
no-time of cybernetworks.
Van Niekerk' splay-seems to register the present moment in South Africa with this same sense of the eternal present of the eschaton', a futureless
world which offers economic opportunity and no redemption.
Danced with the Devil" follows futureless
drifter William Wilson, who finds himself a murderer of accident.
1) "The world-city, the land-devouring demon, has set its rootless and futureless
men in motion <.
It was love without reason, love for something futureless
, love that appeared to exist only to be itself, imperious and all demanding, the kind that would cause him to make a fool of himself in an instant.
And Israel will never be able to justify, even to its closest allies, formalizing its own version of apartheid in the West Bank while turning Palestinians in Gaza into a futureless
, stateless people imprisoned on the edge of the Sinai.
While this trial proved revolutionary for Cinderella by automatically granting her high economic status, so it is for Maria who now can move from one trope of Latin American visibility in the transnational cultural market to another: she leaves a quaint but futureless
town in the tropics for the vertiginous life of borderless and sublimely brutal narcotrafficking.