Fog

To go into Bleak House (the novel) you must get into the fog, the thick fog at the begining of the book. First you see it wetting and clogging streets,  boats, rooms, river banks, the whole sky and the whole city of London. Then it turns into a metaphorical fog inside Chancery Lane. And it’sContinue reading “Fog”

Infection

The fear of infection, pollution, contagion is one of the primordial fears. It lives at the root of human nature responding to one of the most insidious traps of Nature. It’s the fear of an invisible, incomprehensible enemy: the disease that passes from one sufferer to another, the evil spirit that works in the darkContinue reading “Infection”