Still Life with Woodpecker Themes

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This theme is developed both directly, through statements made by The Writer (the author?) in narration throughout the novel and also by the action. As The Writer explains, this is done by dramatizing the way objects serve as catalysts for inspiration, transformation, and enlightenment. The Remington SL3 is the medium by which The Writer's inspirations are put into words, while the pack of Camel Cigarettes is the focus of meditation that leads Leigh-Cheri to a realization that in turn plays a key role in completing her transformation. The explosive force of Bernard's dynamite is a manifestation of his explosive anger, while throughout the novel the moon serves as a source of almost literal enlightenment, particularly of the romantic sort. It's not beyond the realm of possibility to suggest that the book itself, the actual physical object in the hands of the reader, is itself...

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