Pendolino Mickey Mouse Ear

‘And then the back of the seat comes into focus again. It has the colour and shape of a gravestone […] And then I start to think this is really coming together; a gravestone; the shadow of the rain writing on it, “one whose name was writ in water” etc. But then I notice the gravestone has a handhold on the aisle side, shaped a bit like a Mickey Mouse ear. A gravestone with a cartoon ear is no good to me’

‘Pendolino’ in Deceiving Wild Creatures (2009) Jeremy Over

About ejpollard

I was awarded my PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK in December 2013. My thesis explored the notions of origin and ellipsis in the writing of contemporary British novelist Hilary Mantel. I want this blog to express the ideas I have in and around my academic writing. View all posts by ejpollard

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