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Ray O’Neill – Oedipus Dup(e)licated – (Re)Producing Children in the Postmodern World of Hyperreality


THE LETTER 36 (Spring 2006) pages 113-125


The words induced me to turn towards myself. And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant; but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. No father had watched my infant days, no mother had blessed me with smiles and caresses; if they had, my past life was now a blot, a blind vacancy in which I distinguished nothing. I had never yet seen a being resembling me or who claimed any intercourse with me. What was I? The question again recurred, to be answered only with groans.

(Re)Producing Children in the Postmodern World of Hyperreality

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