Slumber and Self Subdivided

  • Lee Scrivner


As we mentioned in the Prolegomenon, the term alarm in this book’s subtitle can be taken to mean “fear, panic, or anxiety,” as well as “a device that awakens.” We have shown how this subtitle allows us to situate insomnia within a kind of bilateral causality. One could thus simultaneously say that modernity causes sleeplessness (giving us reason to be alarmed) and that modernity is, in a sense, caused, catalyzed, or awakened by sleeplessness itself (as if by an alarm).


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