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Paul N. West
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To examine various simulacra of the impossible as found in^orks by such writers as De Quincey, Mallarme, Wallace Stevens, Valery, Beckett. Such writers in trying to do the impossible, rehearse themselves, and us, for a universe that is inadequately summed up in the phrase 'the absurd. To juxtapose the impossible subject (science at its farthest reach) with the impossible object (art at its).

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1975 – 6/30/1975