“ now high, now low, now master up, now miss, and he himself one vile antithesis”. Alexander Pope.
Jen uses the grotesque and the obscene, the historical and the folkiness of creatures like the mythical trickster trope, keeping detail and flow to highlight the undertones of assumed perfection in our culture and its depraved roots.
“ Anti-modernity is possibly more complex than what it rejects; in any case it is blunter, more brutal, and more cynical “. Peter Sloterdijk