ANOTHER ATROCITY

 

The motion picture studies of Ronald Reagan Reagan's hairstyle. What were she and her fey crowd doing at a conference on facial surgery? The stockades were empty. The helicopter was coming after them below the deck of the overpass, blades almost touching the pillars, like an express train through a tunnel. For months Travis had seen his solitary figure, shoulders hunched inside the flying jacket, in more and more newsreels, as an extra in war films, and then as a patient in an elegant ophthalmic film on nystagmus -- the series of giant geometric models, like sections of abstract landscapes, had made him uneasily aware that their long-delayed confrontation would soon take place. (4) the results of a questionnaire in which a volunteer panel of parents were asked to devise ways of killing their own children; More than this, one could say that the precise, if largely random, configuration of atoms in the universe at any given moment, one never again to be repeated, seems to him to be preposterous by virtue of its unique identity...'

A Cosmogonic Venus. The erosion of that waking landscape continued. Above the pay kiosk the sections of shoulder and abdomen shifted across the screen, illuminating the late afternoon sky. His greatest work without doubt is his exhaustive "imaginary diseases of the genitalia" -- his concept of the imaginary venereal disease represents a tour de force of extraordinary persuasion. More properly, the programme should be called a festival of home movies. All day he had been listening to the news bulletins on the pirate stations, his eyes hidden behind the dark glasses as if deliberately concealing himself from the white walls of the apartment and its unsettled dimensions. For some reason the planes of his face failed to intersect, as if their true resolution took place in some as yet invisible dimension, or required elements other than those provided by his own character and musculature.

Ypres Reunion. Numerous studies have been conducted upon patients in terminal paresis (G.P.I.), placing Reagan in a series of simulated auto-crashes, e.g.multiple pile-ups, head-on collisions, motorcade attacks (fantasies of Presidential assassinations remained a continuing preoccupation, subjects showing a marked polymorphic fixation on windshields and rear trunk assemblies). 'However, you must understand that for Traven science is the ultimate pornography, analytic activity whose main aim is to isolate objects or events from their contexts in time and space. 'Apparently it was rented by someone at the Institute three months ago. As the haze cleared he saw the profile of the multi-storey car park rising above them. Relatives of auto-crash victims showed a similar upsurge in both sexual activity and overall levels of general health. Eighty feet above her the steel bowl had stopped revolving, and the echoes of the gunshots reverberated among the lattice-work.