Nun haben wir Augen - Augen - ein schön Paar Kinderaugen!
-E.T.A. Hoffman, from Nachtstuecke

(While reviewing class notes on Freud's "uncanny," I got sucked into one of his main examples - Hoffman's "Der Sandmann." I always thought the Sand-Man threw sand in your eyes, i.e. not fun but not deadly either. In Hoffman's version, the Sand-Man tries to pluck out the eyes of children and feed them to his own children.)

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Blogger kevin.thurston said ... (1:32 PM) : 

reading this post i got sucked back into my undergrad class on the uncanny


Blogger -k said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Oh, I should be more careful with these blog posts, i.e. no more wildly flinging around references to castration anxiety.


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