The Object of Call—Response:
The Signifyin(g) Symbol
Watch the chameleon: it treads ever so carefully, and it
can make itself hard to see.
South African proverb
Criticism is the endeavour to find, to know, to love, to
recommend, not only the best, but all the good, that has
been known and thought and written in the world.
A critic advises
not to write on controversial subjects
like freedom or murder,
but to treat universal themes
and timeless symbols
like the white unicorn.
A white unicorn?
Human existence comprises the interaction of individuals and groups with one another and with their environment—individuals associating, cooperating, and differing, interacting with nature, building and gathering, and celebrating human and supernatural events. It is men, women, and children at leisure, at play, and at work—striving, achieving, thinking, longing, desiring, and creating. In these activities, we experience the ebb and flow of life in complex manifestations of tension and repose, such as imbalance and adjustment, opposition and accommo