Monday, March 26, 2007

Chapter 51: Something's In The Air

We continue Cyprian’s narrative—now reunited with old Chums Ratty and Yashmeen. Romantic music, revolutionary politics—the smell of modernity is in the air.

In this environment, Yashmeen is “bedeviled by two or three Powers at once” (717-718). And Cyprian, responding to Ratty’s query “Where have you been since we were children at Cambridge,” responds “The suburbs of Hell” (719).

The Balkans, Romanticism, Dracula, Revolution. The intensity of the gathering storm is palpable!


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