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Old Password. We are, quite predictably, ourselves confused tangles of self-difference, our allegiances and dependencies distributed more widely and contradictorily than our conscious belief systems attest.
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We are decent, humane, liberal subjects who need the state and its allowances-its webs of permissions, its dole, its infantilization, in a word, the type of individualization it offers. We post our letters off into the past, into the present, without having to face what our verbal trickery veils with misdirection. When we want to preserve our humanistic selves, we work the purveyors of individual consciousness and formal mastery as our fiction database.
When we want only a contained risk in our language theory, we scour the poetry lists for fellow academics who stretch without breaking the rubber band around our word-base. One might contrast these moves with the persistence of denial.
Colleagues closer to home practice textual studies, archival recovery, biography, and formalist studies unchanged from the practices of thirty years ago. Dix persuasively demonstrates the self-confessed 'conjuring trick' of locating in the novels an often satirical, paradoxically 'planetary' concern with Britishness.
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