Saturday, February 09, 2013

Dyschronous Recurrence

Does anyone agree with me that Robert Aickman was likely to have been inspired by Thomas Mann's 'The Magic Mountain' when writing 'The Hospice'? Or did Mann anticipate Aickman? A question of retrocausality or dyschronous recurrence?

1 comment:

Nemonymous said...

It was just the routines and regimes of the sanatorium and the hospice, respectively, that grabbed me. Was 'hospice' in Aickman's day the same as it has
been for some years in the UK: ie a sanatorium for the dying? Or was he using it in the sense of the French word for 'inn'?