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There is a certain kind of modernist story that involves the sudden appearance of an inexplicable thing in an ordinary social situation -- something ususlly large and unavoidable -- that's not particualrly threatening but is inconvenient and eerie.  Gradually people come to either accept it or explain it to themselves.  Eventually it vanishes, or it never does.  The only example I can think of is Marques's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings."  I know there are others.  ANy examples?

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anselmo_b
Oct. 26th, 2015 03:14 pm (UTC)
The inability to leave the church in Buñuel's El Angel Exterminador.
It is not material though.
anselmo_b
Oct. 26th, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
I see that one just came in too.