By Jago Morrison
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As we can see from these few examples, then, in philosophy as well as physics the notion of absolute time has been in question for much of the modern period. In Jonathan Boyarin’s 1994 collection Remapping Memory: The Politics of Timespace, an important question ﬂows from this. Why, despite the efforts of such inﬂuential thinkers, does the ‘common-sense’ notion of time which we encounter almost everywhere in Western societies continue to reﬂect a dehumanised and abstract, Newtonian understanding of time?
In Stevenson’s essay, D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love (1920) and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) are offered as two examples of texts in which Fordist industrial organisation and time management form a dark backdrop to the narrative. In this sense, it is possible to see how writers easily ﬁnd themselves in a position of resistance to the dominant culture of time. Narrative strategies In the novels of this period, we see a whole series of attempts to break with the straitjacket of chronometric time, to show the diversity of time experience, the many notions of desire and of memory, different and dissident conceptions of the past, and the implications of speculating on fantastic utopian and dystopian futures.
Then you tool down the aisles with trolley or basket, returning each can or packet to its rightful place. (p. 19) As ‘the past’ gradually approaches, the major realisation we face is that Amis’ main character Tod/John/Odilo is an ex-Nazi. A war criminal, it eventually unfolds, he knows all about the Final Solution, to the extent of being responsible for the Zyclon pellets that were placed in the gas chambers. As a doctor he has assisted in breathtakingly sadistic medical experimentation on the Jewish victims of Auschwitz.