from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as abysm.

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  • noun Alternative form of abime.


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  • Tagged with books, mise en abyme, Philip K. Dick, science fiction

    Mise en Abyme « Gerry Canavan

  • What do we do if consciousness itself is a simulacrum without a referent, and all self-reflection therefore a kind of hopeless mise en abyme?

    Infinite Summer #5: Maps and Territories « Gerry Canavan

  • The Beeb translated the title as "Spiral", which I assumed was a "mise en abyme" thing like in classic Film Noir, where the protagonists are caught in a plot whirlpool...

    Engrenages: compelling French TV crime drama

  • I wasn't planning to post any other, but I could hardly resist the mise en abyme effect in this one, found in the current week's Canard: "Faisant des 'blogs' avec un gros d'Arcachon, ce hacker blond sait que le spam, c'est pervers". SUBVERSIVE WORDPLAY.

  • I spent five parargraphs making up a bunch of metaphors to demonstrate the power of the en abyme concept - "the image is framed within the subject's glasses: he's seeing it through a lens, just like us" etc. - which boosted my word count enough that I'm in sight of the 2800 minimum, but is utterly devoid of references.


  • Photography en abyme tries very hard to sound deep, but isn't really, and you'd think writing an essay on it wouldn't be difficult.


  • I'm genuinely intrigued as to how my lecturers will react to this - one in particular is very fond of en abyme stuff.


  • I thought, particularly during the mise en abyme - the play within the film - at the beginning, that the stage effects Gilliam uses look so much better than computer graphics.


  • You see, there is a little more to en abyme than just the metaphorical angle, but it's a bit silly.


  • It's about 'photography en abyme', which is when a photo contains metaphorical references to the process of photography.



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