By Andrew Taylor
'Brilliantly atmospheric' - Observer
Broken Voices is a 23,000-word novella, written in particular for Kindle Singles. A chilling ghost tale, it's set 100 years in the past in an East Anglian cathedral urban. lonely schoolboys on the finish of adolescence are pressured into an undesirable companionship. one in every of them is afraid of what the longer term holds.
Does track have its ghosts? Its sufferers? whatever is stirring within the cathedral that either echoes an historical tragedy and turns out to provide an opportunity of destiny happiness. something is bound. damaged voices make fake grants. And their lies may possibly turn out deadly.
Amdrew Taylor is a British crime and ancient novelist whose books comprise the foreign bestseller, the yank Boy (a Richard-and-Judy selection), and the Roth Trilogy (filmed for television as Fallen Angel). between his many awards are the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Excellence in crime writing. His new novel is The smell of demise (February 2013).
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As García Düttman writes of Agamben’s reading of Benjamin’s integral actuality, the idea of prose evades either “poetic singularity” 26 or “philosophic generality” in order to present “the thing no longer separated from its intelligibility . ” The world of integral actuality establishes a “between” that is no longer oriented to “two extremes” but rather “exceeds what it simultaneously separates and brings together . ” However, one cannot “persist within pure possibility” since one would no longer be hesitating before its fulfillment.
For Levinas, however, we can only know of our death, of our finitude, in experiencing the deaths of others. ”79 For Nancy, the experience of Bataillean sovereignty is an “abandonment” of being to what is outside itself. ”83 Heidegger’s “authentic being” and organic community is rejected as a being-toward (or working toward) subject to the future; instead, where community denotes only a limit that is interrupted as soon as it is reached, it is “unworked” (désouvrée). Anything one might offer as a “work,” whether it is a people, a nation, or a work of art, is “abandoned” at this limit, its proposal of exemplarity withdrawn.
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