Friday, September 21, 2001

In Seduction, Baudrillard uses a quote which won't leave me be: "Take me to your room and fuck me. There is something indefinable in your language, something left to be desired." This is attributed to Philip Dick, The Schizo's Ball

I have searched for Philip Dick, I have searched for Schizos' Ball, and nothing turned up in any libraries until Google led me to a place where I got the explanation, and it was quite in the spirit of Philip K. Dick.

It turns out that the translator of Seduction has translated the french title back to english, without checking what the original book was called, and so The 3 Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch becomes The Schizos' Ball.

1 comment:

bwillems said...

Actually the Dick book is not Palmer Eldritch but We Can Build You (le Bal des schizos in French). But thanks for putting me on the right track!