Walter Benjamin calls this translation's "afterlife," and though Benjamin insists that "the idea of life and afterlife in works of art should be regarded with an entirely unmetaphorical
objectivity" (254), the notion of a translation as an afterlife is nevertheless a metaphor, and a powerful one that frames our thinking about how, and when, translation happens.
The directness of the Life of Pierce--"unmodulated, unparenthetical, unmetaphorical
" is how Nina Baym describes the book--further contributes to its sense of authorial candidness.
In the course of eight albums, Forcefield has evolved a truly psychedelic music, somehow unmetaphorical
and darkly fantastic at once.