Still Life with Woodpecker - Interlude Summary & Analysis

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Interlude Summary

The Writer speaks at length about his Remington SL3 typewriter - how he feels intimidated and controlled by it, how he doesn't trust it, and how he wishes typewriters could be made out of more natural substances like wood or seashells. He jokes about novels one day being written by computers, and admits that he's chuckling to himself when he imagines a computer trying to describe everything that happens in Leigh-Cheri's attic.

Interlude Analysis

The sudden interjection at this point in the story functions on three levels. Firstly, it serves to heighten the suspense of the main narrative at a key point - just when a mysteriously intriguing character appears and the reader wonders what he is going to do next, The Writer interjects with a comment that essentially suggests his story, as embodied by the Remington, is getting out of control. Secondly...

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