Blind Man's Bluff by Aidan Higgins

By Aidan Higgins

Perversely, yet probably accurately, Aidan Higgins—one of the few modern writers necessary of comparability with Beckett and Joyce, now celebrating his eighty fifth year-—has selected to attend until eventually his sight has approximately left him to collect this choice of visible treats. A general e-book of anecdotes and cartoons—the latter by no means sooner than released, notwithstanding normal to all of Higgins's correspondents from the margins of his letters and postcards—Blind Man's Bluff is a compendium of tart and comedian insights into sight itself, in addition to different diverse indignities: own, old, and literary.

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Well, some genius had to discover some way in which lying, deception, evasion and their opposites could be used without detection and how "truth" and noumena-robbing were to be kept inviolate and inviolable. The "discovery" was, in its early stages, difficult because it was so vulnerable. Lying and deception were exposed, usually by some blundering child who could see that the emperor had no clothes, until it had been educated to know better. Hullo! hullo! No one here? Must have been talking to myself.

Tell me who you are. ' 'I will show and tell. ' 'See then: I am Thais. I am Helen of Troy. I caused mankind to see Beauty. ' Rosemary and Alice have swooned away, but Rosemary still talks. F. ) 'We are Science Fiction. ' 1 am the Artist who made the ram caught in a thicket beautiful in gold. I am the hunter who caught the ram in a thicket. I am the thicket in which the ram was caught. ' 1 am Science Fiction. F. I am the Fiction which became Science Fact. I am the tomb robber. I am the drug that stole your senses away.

The night, or what was left of it, was a source of terror. They had had no food. Robin assumed, though not so readily as Roland, that they were expected to find the same source of food available as before, namely, the Officers' Mess pillaged by the old cook. ' 'I never have mentioned it', replied Robin. ' 'How could I? I haven't been here for the last two months. It's you—you said you got grub every . ' Another heavy bullet crashed through the remains of the window, spattering them with glass. 'Are they going on with this do you think?

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