The Unintended is a mystery, wrapped in a film with two dueling scripts. Plus Elvis.

A PALE FIRE FOR OUR COMPLEX TIMES

 

If Pale Fire were crossed with Cortazar's Hopscotch and set in the Third World, that book would be The Unintended.

This site mainly contains THE END NOTES to The Unintended. Also jokes, sad photographs, historical allusions, and many things you can use for your homework.

Feel free to skip around (even within the actual book). You may add relevant information to this site, if you wish, including your own hyperlinks, and such. The site welcomes your contributions. Please go to CONTACT to contribute. Note that any contributions will be edited, checked for lice, and so on. Thanks for visiting. Don't go to war. But if you go to war, don't kill anyone. Peace. 

 

photo credit: DOUBLE ELVIS by Andy Warhol, 1963. Click here for an essay on the making of DOUBLE ELVIS, first exhibited at the Ferus Gallery in L.A. in 1963. The writer zeroes in on the Western cowboy emblems in the Warhol piece. Elvis and the tropes of violence, guns, masculinity—tropes also of the American spectacle that is the Philippine-American war. 

 

personal photo taken by author at Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

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