Mary, p. 22: cinematic identity

October 18, 2009

Ganin, reflecting on his identity:  “As he walked he thought how his shade would wander from city to city, from screen to screen, how he would never know what sort of people would see it or how long it would roam around the world. And when he went to bed and listened to the trains passing through that cheerless house in which lived seven Russian lost shades, the whole of life seemed nothing like a piece of film-making where heedless extras knew nothing of the picture in which they were taking part.”


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