It's the wall that immures
us in confirmation of our own biases, the wall that allows us to hear only the echo of what we already believe, the wall that might have started out as a little picket fence we erected by choice but that, as Eli Pariser describes in his book Filter Bubble, is constantly being made higher and more impenetrable by algorithms.
Cem, who is a Poe fan in the story, immures
himself with these classical stories, making the detective murder story within the novel even more evocative.
In their travels the Blues see snowy egrets, great blue herons, laughing gulls, roseate terns, Atlantic puffins, American oystercatchers, magnificent frigate birds, sandpipers, Brandt's cormorant, brown pelicans, winter wrens, thick-billed immures
, and common loons.
Eventually, he destroys all hope of finding purpose apart from wrestling, and immures
himself to his perceived destiny inside the ring.
herself within the plaster walls she has coveted as an indicator of social success, while Su-Ling walks away from a marriage into an affluent family toward an uncertain future.
Wielding utter authority over the image even as he invests it with calculated ambiguity, Haneke makes Amour a film about confinement that immures
its meanings along with its characters.
Thus, "shard" is Shakespearian; "soilure" and "immures
" are in "Troilus and Cressida"; "adamantean" is from Milton; "femineity" is from Browning.
The experience of reading the narrative, then, teaches the very dangerous lesson that Stuart learns as he immures
himself in Manhattan On-Line and that Jan learns as she buries herself at her apartment desk--the seductive narcotic of information.
Chief among these are Frantz Fanon's Black Skins, White Masks (1952), George Lamming's The Pleasures of Exile (1960), and Edward Brathwaite's The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica (1971) and Contradictory Omens (1974) (7) In a review of Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival, Derek Walcott makes a point that is equally applicable here: "There is the real enigma: that the provincial, the colonial, can never civilize himself beyond his province, no matter how deeply he immures
himself in the woods of a villa outside Rome or in the leafy lanes of Edwardian England.