Sleep Fictions: A Digital Companion

XI.3 Hudson

In this scene, Roderick fully embodies Rowland’s predicted broken-down clock. He oscillates, like a swinging pendulum, between stasis ("long silences, fits of profound lethargy, almost of stupefaction") and kinesis ("hours of extreme restlessness"). Neither of these modes---somnambulist nor agitator---results in Roderick's successfully producing the sculptural work that was promised to Rowland. 

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