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Basal Ganglia Summary ☆ 2 Basal Ganglia casts an unsettling spell but one that in its aphoristic intensity and lightning flash insights into human loneliness and connection achieves a genuine empathic wisdom SERGIO DE LA PAVA author of A Naked SingularityMatthew Revert is one of the visionaries What else can you say SCOTT MCCLANAHAN author of Hill William and CrapalachiaAs teenagers two lovers Rollo and Ingrid escape the world as it is known to live underground in a sprawling pillow fort that mirr. This review was originally written for and posted at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography s site I purchased the book albeit wildly discounted during a bizarro bingeSometimes a uick read highlights the enduring poignancy of a book s message sometimes it s a matter of a novel being meant as a one sitting escape into a world that goes far beyond the distance between two covers And sometimes a book is mercifully uick not because it s a chore to read but because like pulling off a practically grafted to your arm Band aid it hurts less just to get it over with so the reader and the tortured characters can all move on as painlessly and as uickly as possibleSuch is the case with Matthew Revert s Basal Ganglia an ostensibly odd novella that is at its core a meditation on the fine line that separates the contended familiarity of marital habits from brewing hostility Its main and only really characters are Rollo and Ingrid who began as teenage lovers and are now both consumed with and isolated by the underground pillow and blanket fort that Rollo had built to mirror the structure of the human brain and has been indefatigably maintaining for years With no connection to the outside world all external conflict has been removed what unites them in purpose has removed any common enemies that would strengthen their roles as teammates leaving them to foster alternately resentment and indifference between them Ingrid soon declares that she wants a child but is reluctant to expose another life to their strange secluded world asking that Rollo play his part in the creation of a new life by gathering materials intended for repairing the fort so she can use them to knit their babyWhat ensues is a cautionary tale about all consuming love Rollo and Ingrid have reduced the entirety of their world to nothing than the two of them and the fort losing sight of themselves as one whole comprising two parts that possess histories and individual identities The arrival of the baby a thing that Ingrid protects with such a fiercely believable maternal instinct that I d find myself worrying about the newborn s safety at certain points brings their long suppressed issues screaming to the surface turning their knitted offspring into a nonliving but tangible thing that becomes the embodiment of the couple s living but intangible hostilities Both Rollo and Ingrid fear the other will inflict some harm on the baby and damn near tear down their decades old fort in her efforts to keep the baby from him and his need to know that the baby really exists as the still totally inanimate baby uickly supplants the fort as the ultimate manifestation of their union only to just as swiftly become the physical representation of the psychological war that has finally erupted between the coupleOne of the things that struck me most immediately about this novella is the gender roles that Rollo and Ingrid assume not just in terms of their level playing field and strength but also how they each assume traits of the other s gender to their benefit Allowing the child to be the tipping point for both characters makes for some of the most overtly effective shattering of gender dictated stereotypes I ve seen in a while which I think can be attributed to three things Rollo and Ingrid s individual perspectives receiving eual attention getting to see how the arrival of a child affects the father just as much as the mother on an individual basis as well as within the confines of a relationship that has shifted focus as it has expanded to include a third and that both characters possess ualities and characteristics that are presumed to exist almost exclusively within the realm of the other s gender some examples Rollo has experienced the joy of creation by way of the fort both he and Ingrid tend to with almost parental obsession and Rollo unlike Ingrid begins lactating by the end of the book Ingrid sprouted a beard before the novella began and assumes the masculine role of the protector in terms of their child Such atypically balanced and implicitly empathetic regard for gender makes the emotional turmoil of wanting having and raising children all of which come with the knee jerk fear of overwhelming responsibility bitterly feuding with the emotional satisfaction of being charged with the care and protection of a totally dependant being all wrapped up in a life changing event rife with the potential to wreak havoc on man and woman alikeThe yarn Revert spins could be just another take on the familiar tale of a relationship on the rocks and that ill advised last ditch efforts to fix years of unacknowledged damage with a baby but its ability to refashion an ordinary situation into something extraordinary with its offbeat elements a pillow fort and a knitted child mainly keeps things refreshingly focused There is no fear of childhood scars bringing itself to the forefront because the child in uestion is made of the same materials as the fort a fort that is its builder s very own return to the womb if I knew about psychology I d have something clever to say about the yawning chasm between the part of the body the fort actually represents and that upon which its design is based Rollo has spent so much time and effort making sure his fort keeps the outside out that he has neglected life inside the fort and is in no way emotionally prepared for a child either the care it needs or the issues it will inevitably drudge up The fort is rich in symbolic purpose demonstrating how two people can work toward a common goal in isolation underscoring the dangers of living for one obsessive purpose and detailing what happens when a life becomes all purpose and no pleasure Basal Ganglia is devastating fascinating brutally honest and cautiously hopeful But most of all it offers insight and imagination in eual measures offering both a new take on an old story and compelling characters who breathe oceans of sympathetic humanity into what often err on the side of 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Basal Ganglia Summary ☆ 2 Ors the structure of the human brain Construction of the fort takes 25 years and once complete their life exists to honor the fort in all it reuires Basal Ganglia begins countless years after they have become enslaved to the fort process Rollo and Ingrid have lost any connection to their pasts and each other Nothing exists beyond the patterns reuired by the fort In an effort to become than stasis Ingrid expresses her desire to have a baby Not wanting to subject another hu. We often hide from the ones closest to us Even so we spend a whole lot of our lives hiding from ourselves LAMP Tunnel Chat Canal litière Canal Reste Jouer Aire de Jeux Polyvalente Pliable Lavable Chat Chiot Jouet Tunnel de Chat enslaved to the fort process Rollo and Ingrid have lost any connection to their pasts and

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Basal Ganglia Summary ☆ 2 Man to their strange world she decides she will knit the baby using materials Rollo gathers from the fort The emergence of this baby leads to paranoia between Rollo and Ingrid with both believing the other means the child harm Within the confines of their cloistered world the two engage in psychological warfare desperately searching for a conclusion they don't understand As a result they will find connection with their past each other and the true nature of their identiti. Amazing It reads like an instruction manual for loneliness A tense difficult read that is eually beautiful and stark in its prose I have never read anything like it


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    [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia I’m a big fan of Matthew Revert’s work The Tumours Made Me Interesting was an amazing piece of fiction and A Million Versions of Right is untouchable in its weirdness Even his cover art which has become ubiuitous in the bizarro scene never fails to impress and surprise me in much the same way Basal Ganglia didThis book didn’

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    [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia This review was originally written for and posted at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography's site I purchased the book albeit wildly discounted during a bizarro bingeSometimes a uick read highlights the enduring poignancy of a book's message; sometimes it's a matter of a novel being meant as a one sit

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    Summary Basal Ganglia Free read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Matthew Revert Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download WowI don't remember reading a book that got me researching so much WHILE I was reading it Fractals Schizophrenia you name it I've Googled itWowWhat a strange and powerful little book this was I don't mean to use the word little in any dismissive way It's just very small I've microread the hell out of this thing and I've fi

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    Summary Basal Ganglia [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download Basal Ganglia is one of the most difficult books I've ever read and if we were looking at this text from a list

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    [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download Free read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Matthew Revert This was a fascinating read for me It is a love story but that really gives no indication of what really lies within It is not the story per se but how that story is told that really stood out to meAs a young couple in love Rollo and Ingrid do not fit in with the rest Feeling ostracized they make the decision to build an underground fort all their own isolated from the rest of the world Years later the story begins as

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    Free read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Matthew Revert [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download We often hide from the ones closest to us Even so we spend a whole lot of our lives hiding from ourselves

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    Summary Basal Ganglia Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia This is an ambitious book very strange and full of interesting ideas I'm not sure it's to my taste I don't mind difficult language but it seems to get in the way a little here and I found myself wishing Revert h

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    Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download Free read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Matthew Revert [Pdf/E–book] Basal Ganglia Amazing It reads like an instruction manual for loneliness A tense difficult read that is eually beautiful and stark in its prose I have never read anything like it

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    Free read ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Matthew Revert Matthew Revert ð 2 Read & download Summary Basal Ganglia From the source of all sources Wikipedia The basal ganglia are associated with a variety of functions including control of voluntary motor movements procedural learning routine behaviors or habits such as bruxism eye movements cognition and emotion Currently popular theories implicate the basal ganglia primarily in action selection; that is it helps determine the decision of which of several possible behaviors

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  • Paperback
  • 120
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Matthew Revert
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 9781621051275