A., whose memorization of the rather prosaic Edinburgh Review prompted a ghost to appear before her, this hallucinator
was merely reading "Tytler's Life of the Admirable Chrichton" (84).
The second represents the hallucinatory or somnabulistic nature of modern urban life, staged in the first poem from the outside from multiple perspectives (parts 1 and 2) and then in a gendered pair (female in 3, male in 4), and in the second poem from the inside through a single male hallucinator
(51.) Such a perspective can be contrasted with van den Berg (1982:160) where he argues that the hallucinator
and the dreamer do so alone.
I, always the hallucinator
, talked about a farm where we'd grow or raise everything we needed, and even make our own soap, cheese and electricity.
Even more strangely, the frame simultaneously contains both the hallucinator
(external point of view) and the hallucinated (internal point of view), and therefore, despite the subjective and individual nature of the contents of the hallucination, this is only a semi-subjective shot not a subjective one, and lies somewhat at the borders of subjective cinema.
And that's before all the guest musicians have joined in, from singers to a guitarist, a cellist to someone playing the hallucinator
, whatever that is.
Recall as well that Schlemilovitch himself is by turns student, author, wealthy legatee, victim of tuberculosis, bodyguard, white slave trader, fake alpine hunter, professor of history, delerious hallucinator
, political prisoner, mock S.S.
"The hallucination ['revivification of a fantasmatic trace'] is or is not, and when it is, it is absolutely useless to imagine a procedure allowing one to demonstrate to the hallucinator
that he is wrong" (61).
But if one does not deny a priori the existence of the object that the "psychiatric" hallucinator
claims to see, then it follows that the claims of the latter have no less validity than those of the Medjugorje visionaries.