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  • v. Present participle of palimpsest.


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  • But the palimpsesting of biblical and contemporary cultures is also deeply dissonant, deeply estranging.

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  • In one, the seams are sealed so tight that they are imperceptible; the realm is a closed system, without portals or rifts; it has no contact with any other realms; there is no crosshatching between alternative (i.e. temporal) elsewhens or palimpsesting of alterior (i.e. nomological) elsewhens; everything takes place within that realm.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams

  • And with my interests lying in the direction of fucked-up narratives, stories told in the seams of realms defined more by crosshatching and palimpsesting than anything else, I'm clearly going to look at that as a form in its own right.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams

  • This palimpsesting of genres is something that will play out through the movie and is, I'd argue, a core theme.

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  • The former is a text that has survived, at least in parts, through a series of processes that includes palimpsesting, thievery, obscurantism, acquisition, and conservation.


  • Needless to say this stalled completely, but other Joycean elements have replaced that, like the thematic structuring of the four volumes around seasons and times of day, the palimpsesting of ancient myths under the historic or fantastic narratives.

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  • Rushdie pursues palimpsesting with considerable vigor in The Moor's Last Sigh, as a novelistic, historiographical, and autobiographical device.

    Palimpsest Regained

  • Occasionally palimpsesting descends to mere postmodernist frivolousness: "Had I slipped accidentally from one page, one book of life on to another?"

    Palimpsest Regained

  • Besides palimpsesting, Rushdie also experiments with ekphrasis, the conduct of narration through the description of imaginary works of art.

    Palimpsest Regained

  • In these paintings, with increasing desperation, she tries to paint old, tolerant Moorish Spain over India, overlaying, or palimpsesting, the ugly reality of the present with "a romantic myth of the plural, hybrid nation."

    Palimpsest Regained


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