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The Moviegoer
When he was wounded in the Korean War, Binx Bolling saw a dung beetle, magnified in his consciousness. Normally, it would either have overlooked it or dismissed it. Lying on the battlefield, bleeding, and, for all he knows, dying, the insect takes on what Binx calls "presence"; it becomes something, rather than a thing among things and, therefore, a nothing. This chance event gives Binx the idea of undertaking what he calls "the search." In an world ...


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