Still Life with Woodpecker Setting & Symbolism

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The Remington SL3

This, according to The Writer, is the machine he is using to write the book. It is the first of several inanimate objects which serve as catalysts for discoveries, and expressions, of transcendent, spiritual truth.

Red Hair

Both the novel's central characters, Leigh-Cheri and Bernard, have red hair. So do a couple of its secondary characters. Bernard's theory is that red hair represents an almost supernatural capacity for spiritual transcendence, insight, and creativity.

The Moon

The moon appears throughout the book as a symbol of intuition, of romance, and of insight. It is perhaps the largest and most universally significant of all the inanimate objects the book holds up an example of how the inanimate can catalyze the spiritual.

Leigh-Cheri's Attic Room

This is the site of Leigh-Cheri's self-imposed imprisonment, which she undertakes as an empathic demonstration of her love and devotion for Bernard. It...

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