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By Christine Henseler, Randolph D. Pope

Essays during this quantity discover the preferred cultural results of rock tradition on excessive literary creation in Spain within the Nineties.

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Then I masturbate). Carlos accurately transcribes the reality around him as if it took place without him apparently contributing to its outcome and as if he and his environment were permanently divorced from each other. The reductionism of time and the individual conscience is associated with the minimization of the cultural dimension. Carlos does not appear to have a personal history or a consistent biographical trajectory and at the same time he does not seem aware of the repertoire of signs that shape the community in which he functions.

El cielo debe ser en realidad algo muy parecido a esto” (243) (We are drunk with sake, surrounded by colorful slippers and perfect haircuts, there is not a single trace of a religion of any kind, at a distance of more than fifteen streets, no one says anything that we can understand, the stores are open and the banks are all closed. Heaven must be in fact something very close to this). This diminished version of Eden does not promise access to a heightened state of bliss, but it offers instead a reversal of the values and principles that may be conventionally associated with paradise and personal satisfaction.

However, the process of the search per se is illuminating and it expands the horizons of the searcher because it uncovers areas of the human conscience that were not known before. The legitimacy of the search is found in the process itself rather than in the final outcome. The narrator of Héroes as well as of the other figures of the Generation a distopyan culture 9 X does not aspire to acquire new knowledge, but only to appease an anguished mind that, despite its efforts, is set adrift in a turbulent myriad of signs that elude its understanding and control.

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