Amphisbaena


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Amphisbaena

two-headed monster, either scaled like a snake or feathered; one head remains awake while the other sleeps. [Roman Myth.: White]
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Figuratively, we can represent this relationship by an analogy between the amphisbaena, the two-headed reptile which eats its own tail, and the chiral repetition of the mirror: through those two examples, one dynamic, the other static, Beckett achieves one and the same effect, that of a dead end.