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Finally, Frank Lough makes the avant-garde look rather less avant-garde by arguing that the key to Benjamin Jarnes is not his anti-realist stance but the subjective experience of his protagonists, with whose etherealness Jarnes does not fully identify.
Whereas the characteristic of Barbey's mysterious females had been their unreality, their 'etherealness' and lack of physical substance, woman's mystery for Bloy was firmly rooted in the physical: it was her body itself which was an object of mystery.
She intuitively uncovers the soul and envelopes her subjects in a cloak of mystery and etherealness. Turbeville's people exist in a timeless space which has its own rules.