Friday, March 30, 2007

Zizek on Mankell and the parallax view

Forgot how to make it link up.

Alger as the setting of the short prologue which describes the brutal slaying of the murderer's sister points towards what is allmost a formula for a couple of Wallander novels: they start with a brief prologue set in a Third World poor country, and then the novel proper moving to Ystad. The Other of today's World History, the poor Third World countries, is thus inscribed into the universe of his Wallander novels; this big Other of the World History has to remain in the background, as the distant Absent Cause.


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