claaa7 wrote:Novalis wrote:For me Tulpas are a bit too on-the-nose, unless it is taken in the same spirit as Briggs' aliens. So for me the Blue Rose remains mysterious, and is not at all fully explained by doppelgangers, ghola and golems. While I acknowledge Lynch is most likely deeply affected by Kafka's tale about the double, for this one I am calling death of the author. One does not simply exhaust the mystery of the Blue Rose.
well-written and interesting post.. which Kafka story is that? you're not thinking of Dostoyevsky?
Thanks, and yes, well spotted: I had The Double story confused with old Fyodor's. Still, both Franz Kafka and Thomas Mann have also used doppelgangers in prominent stories. Kafka's twins figures appear most conspicuously in The Castle, The Trial and in Blumfeld.