4 (a) Book
Bonnet, François J. The Infra-World. Translated by Amy Ireland and Robin Mackay. Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2017.
Musing on liminal zones of conventional perception, this concise and exploratory text tackles ideas of “sensible” faculties pitted against the absence of understanding. Argued within the framework of identification and apprehension, speculative literary examples from a selection of 19th century poets and writers provide case studies to explore ideas of what lurks beyond the rational expectations of circumstance. Bonnet’s argument builds from these influences, incorporating fear and an openness to supernatural as ways of potentially peering into the cracks of knowing and beyond what science can begin to explain.
4 (b) Book (chapter)
Kafka, Franz. “The Burrow.” In The Complete Stories. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir, 354-386. New York: Schocken Books, 1971