By Julio Cortazar
His first political novel.
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Fluidity indicates an intermediate and amorphous presence rather than a singular discrete presence. com - licensed to Taiwan eBook Consortium - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-03 30 31 the ghost, its suspension between absence and the presence of the material world. The ontological status of the baby ghost is thus pictured as an indeterminate synthesis—the paradoxical endowment of presence to absence creates a temporary synthesis of these ontological poles, which is expressed through the metaphor of fluidity.
Now I can look at things again because she’s here to see them too. After the shed, I stopped. Now, in the morning, when I light the fire I mean to look out the window to see what the sun is doing to the day. Does it hit the pump or the spigot first? See if the grass is graygreen or brown or what. Now I know why Baby Suggs pondered color her last years. She never had time to see, let alone enjoy it before . . I don’t believe she wanted to get to red and I understand why because me and Beloved outdid ourselves with it.
The difference between the two specters and their associated social dynamics is marked by Paul D’s arrival at 124, which signals an awakening of consciousness on the part of Sethe and Denver and a movement away from the dulled state in which they have been living. Paul D drives the baby ghost out of the house and draws the previously submerged and repressed emotions of Sethe and Denver out into the open. Both these “actions” are part of the same movement away from the emotional limbo that the baby ghost manifests.