Double Exposures

Double Exposures Double Exposures is a collection of short stories some previously published some not some related some not Each strives to shed light on an underlying complexity psychological metaphysical or ae

  • Title: Double Exposures
  • Author: Dennis Vickers
  • ISBN: 9781494723903
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Double Exposures is a collection of short stories, some previously published, some not, some related, some not Each strives to shed light on an underlying complexity psychological, metaphysical, or aesthetic That is the main characteristic they have in common and the main reason they are collected together.There is a world behind the world we experience, behind the worDouble Exposures is a collection of short stories, some previously published, some not, some related, some not Each strives to shed light on an underlying complexity psychological, metaphysical, or aesthetic That is the main characteristic they have in common and the main reason they are collected together.There is a world behind the world we experience, behind the world science considers This back stage reality is responsible for much of what we encounter and for all of the meaning we discover Perhaps Plato was right Perhaps this world is real than material reality The truths there persist while the truths of the material world are fleeting The elements there remain what they are while the material world is a seething, churning, cauldron of short lived things doing what they do for a short time.I m fascinated with how similar are the processes of painting pictures and writing stories Both look into the world behind the scenes, the reality where meaning is rooted Both attempt to reflect something there with what is ultimately an imitation of an imitation Storytelling uses words and sentences for this purpose painting uses colors and two dimensional shapes Plato would judge the result a reflection of a reflection, the shadow of an imitation projected onto the cave wall Yet, if the story or illustration succeeds in revealing something of the world behind, if it taps the meaning there and draws its blood onto the page, we circumvent the everyday world and kiss the eternal This is the storyteller or artist s aspiration.

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    • Tracy St Claire says:

      Double Exposures is, at first glance, a neat little book of short stories based primarily in Mexico, but like its title the book isn't all that it seems. Most of the short stories lay back on themselves on an obvious layer -- rich on poor, God on Satan, sex on purity -- but it is the less obvious undercurrent of Plato's alluded-to Cave in the preface, the happenings are hinted at but not spelled out. The stories are charming, with both surface beach reading appeal and also worthy of deeper study [...]

    • Dennis Vickers says:

      Double Exposures is a collection of short stories, some previously published, some not, some related, some not. Each strives to shed light on an underlying complexity (psychological, metaphysical, or aesthetic). That is the main characteristic they have in common and the main reason they are collected together.

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