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At the Borders of SleepOn Liminal Literature$
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Peter Schwenger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679751

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679751.001.0001

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Leaving Sleep

Leaving Sleep

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At the Borders of Sleep

Peter Schwenger

University of Minnesota Press

Upon waking we take up again the chores of our daily existence, relinquishing the more spacious mode of existence we inhabited during the night. This brings with it a sense of loss. Proust, Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Lacan, Stephen King–all have written about this melancholy of waking

Keywords:   liminality, consciousness, insomnia, night, literature, sleep, dream, waking, reading, writing

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