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phantasmagoria

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Films a sequence of pictures made to vary in size rapidly while remaining in focus
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But--one way or another, willingly or forcibly, phantasmagorically or in boringly quotidian chores--isn't death and the act of living with (and in the shadow of) death, always a gesture towards the future, whatever that future might be.
Admittedly, the vision of Hyperion does not arrive at some profound discursive truth; instead, it hovers phantasmagorically as an obviously "stylized repetition of acts through time.
Within such an ambiguous collection of opposites (desert/ oasis, life/death, birthday/deathday), the narrator is phantasmagorically either metamorphosed into a species Other (an animal clad in giraffe skin) or into a racial Other (a savage cross-dressed in a skin robe).