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Analysis and comments on The Floor by Russell Edson

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 10th, 2007 at 6:43 AM.

Russell Edson's poem The Floor, and more specifically the final phrase
"teetering bulbs of dread and dream" is referred to by Douglas R.
Hofstadter in his Preface to GEB's Twentieth-anniversary Edition (Gödel,
Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, Basic Books inc. 1979-1999. The full
sentence, on P-2, is:
What is an "I", and why are such things found (at least so far) only in
association with, as poet Russell Edson once wonderfully phrased it,
"teetering bulbs of dread and dream" -- that is, only in association with
certain kinds of gooey lumps encased in hard protective shells mounted atop
mobile pedestals that roam the world on pairs of slightly fuzzy, jointed
stilts?

Jan Houben from Netherlands

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Poet: Russell Edson
Poem: The Floor
Added: Feb 20 2003
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