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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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(Anonymous)
Nov. 5th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
This is Dawgzy. R. Crumb's "Meatball"
crowleycrow
Nov. 9th, 2015 02:16 am (UTC)
Ha!