s works, Fraser uses palimpsest
as a technique in creating a visual poetics.
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is composed of multiple documents whose text has been scraped away so that their writing surfaces, usually parchment or vellum, can be reused to manufacture another document.
Acheraiou is attentive to the different Malay groups that constitute a counter-perspective to Almayer's European perspective in Almayer's Folly, but he says nothing about such perspectives in "Karain" (which is still more detailed than Almayer's Folly in its reference to the complex palimpsest
of different cultures, histories, and religions throughout the Malay Archipelago).
of what we loved, a nest in the brittle leaves.
This fragile fragment was a palimpsest
, a layered text on which an earlier writing had been replaced by a later one.
In the Borges story the narrator says, near the end, that even those parts of the Quixote that Menard had not set his hand to rewriting bear the trace of his "prior" writing, like a medieval palimpsest
(of which more later).
A lush, evocative palimpsest
of images plays out across its two screens, as the piece explores the lives of two women, one young and one old,.
Archaeology is a palimpsest
of the remains of the whole of human activity and history, including the hill's use a place of recreation.
Yn l yr awdur, gellir ystyried pob tirlun yng Nghymru fel palimpsest
, sef cyfres o adleisiau o gyfnodau hanesyddol gwahanol.
The refuge from this doom is an ancient palimpsest
of a city, replete with mysterious artefacts - the debt to M John Harrison's bewitching metropolis Viriconium is clear.
It would be a simple matter, for instance, to describe the oeuvre of the Syrian-born artist Marwan as autobiographical palimpsest