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The Erl-King I (2005)

The Erl-King II (2005)

The Erl-King III (2005)

The Erl-King IV (2005)

The Erl-King V (2005)

The Erl-King VI (2005)

The Erl-King’s Demesne (2005)
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‘A young girl would go into the wood as trustingly as Red Riding Hood to her granny’s house but this light admits of no ambiguities and, here, she will be trapped in her own illusion because everything in the wood is exactly as it seems.
The woods enclose and then enclose again, -‘

Angela Carter ‘The Erl-King’ from The Bloody Chamber (1979)

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She Borrows A Revolver (1995)

She Borrows A Revolver (1995)
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The Heart asks Pleasure — first
And then — Excuse from Pain —
And then — those little Anodynes
That deaden suffering —

And then — to go to sleep —
And then — if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor
The privilege to die —

Emily Dickinson
1890

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Og Fegurðin Mun Ríkja Ein (1984)

Og Fegurðin Mun Ríkja Ein (1984)
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‘The loveliest flower lives in hiding; very few people ever manage to see it, many overlook it, some do not understand its value, while those who discover it will never see another flower again. All day one thinks about it. When one sleeps, one dreams of it. One dies with its name on one’s lips.’

Halldór Laxness World Light (1969)

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Spy In The House Of Love 1 (2003)

 

Spy In The House Of Love 2 (2003)

 

Spy In The House Of Love 3 (2003)

A Spy In The House Of Love (2003)
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1. The Invitation / 2. The Dream / 3. The Wait

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‘Exactly as in a fever dream, there was in her no premeditation, no continuity, no connection. It was all chaos – her erratic gestures, her unfinished sentences, her sulky silences, her sudden walks through the room, her apologizing for futile reasons (I’m sorry, I lost my gloves), her apparent desire to be elsewhere.’

Anaïs Nin Ladders To Fire (1959)