Kind Of A Lyric Essay About Something, I’m Not Really Sure…

Roman mosaic from the 100s BC.

… and behind this mask Herge; and behind this mask Roald Dahl; and behind this mask Terry Brooks; and behind this mask Ernest Hemingway; and behind this mask Ken Kesey; and behind this mask Homer; and behind this mask J.D. Salinger; and behind this mask Mark Twain; and behind this mask Friedrich Nietzsche; and behind this mask Antonin Artaud; and behind this mask Raymond Chandler; and behind this mask Raymond Carver; and behind this mask Samuel Beckett; and behind this mask Vladmir Nabokov; and behind this mask Marcel Proust; and behind this mask Martin Heidegger; and behind this mask Virginia Woolf; and behind this mask John Ashbery; and behind this mask Ralph Waldo Emerson; and behind this mask Walt Whitman; and behind this mask Alexander Pushkin; and behind this mask Emily Dickenson; and behind this mask Hannah Arendt; and behind this mask Sophocles; and behind this mask W.G. Sebald; and behind this mask Jean Baudrillard; and behind this mask Michel Foucault; and behind this mask Noam Chomsky; and behind this mask Walter Benjamin; and behind this mask Ram Dass; and behind this mask Yi Fu Tuan; and behind this mask Joan Didion; and behind this mask Thich Nhat Hanh; and behind this mask James Baldwin; and behind this mask Alan Watts; and behind this mask Martin Luther King Jr.; and behind this mask David Foster Wallace; and behind this mask Chinua Achebe; and behind this mask J.M. Coetzee; and behind this mask Tao Lin; and behind this mask Richard Ford; and behind this mask Marilynne Robinson; and behind this mask Thomas Bernhard; and behind this mask Javier Marias; and behind this mask William T. Vollmann; and behind this mask John Steinbeck; and behind this mask Henry James; and behind this mask Mahmoud Darwish; and behind this mask Slavoj Zizek. TC mark

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