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Old 18th May 2007, 20:59   #101
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I found a palimpsest in Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon. Page 72, of the hardcover, near the top reads:

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Despite its look of Forge-fresh Perfection, 'tis not a Virgin Blade,- tiny Scratches, uncleansable Stains, overlie one the other in a Palimpsest running deep into the Dimension of Time.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 21:01   #102
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Mason & Dixon again:

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so beneath them now do the Dark-Age Maps, the long, dogged Roman Palimpsest
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Old 8th Jun 2007, 21:59   #103
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Yes!! Found one. On the back of a proof copy of Yannick Murphy's 'Signed, Mata Hari' which someone kindly sent me:

'Clever, cultured and shameless, pragmatist and incurable romantic, Yannick Murphy's doomed Mata Hari is both a real woman and a palimpsest on which each may write his dream'.
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Old 30th Jul 2007, 14:05   #104
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...in a Melbourne theatre production review.

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Monk O'Neill finds another incarnation in Laurence Strangio's fascinating reworking of Stretch of the Imagination, subtitled "(episodes from a recreation in progress)". Strangio's version is essentially a postmodern palimpsest on Hibberd's text, as two actors (Matt Delbridge and John Flaus) recite the lines and stage directions of the play, but also plaster over it many extra layers of signification.
(actually, how complicated does that sound? Pity, that)
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Old 31st Jul 2007, 4:47   #105
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Saved this one for a rainy day. From This Thing of Darkness, p. 187. Mood-setting for the discussion of Dr. Haggard's Disease...

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It was as if another, different reality was showing through, a palimpsest behind the reality that currently intensified each and every one of his senses, that stretched his every nerve-ending like india-rubber. A surge of panic threatened to overwhelm him, as he felt himself on the edge of an abyss, a terrifying black hole of enveloping hopelessness and despair. But he was also conscious of the fact that, for the first time, an alternative course presented itself, if he could only find the strength to reach for it.
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 0:13   #106
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Working my way through the Booker longlist and I've just picked up Anne Enright's The Gathering. I don't normally read all the guff on the copyright page but something caught my eye as I scanned the foot of the page...

Typeset in Garamond (Stempel) by Palimpsest Book Production Ltd, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.

Haven't read the book yet but that has to be a good omen for its prospects!
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 0:16   #107
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There was a 'palimpsest' in Gilbert Adair's Buenas Noches Buenos Aires, but I forgot to note it down.
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 10:35   #108
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I have a friend who works for Palimpsest in Stirlingshire! Though I agree that isn't quite me *finding* a Palimpsest...
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 22:10   #109
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from Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson, page 273

I found that palimpsest, too. Good job I scanned the rest of the thread before posting or I'd have looked a right div.
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Old 14th Sep 2007, 10:26   #110
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Aha - the palimpsest in Eco's Name of the Rose (previously referred to by Col), despite the book being all about ancient manuscripts, describes footprints in the snow.
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