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Predictably, it is at this moment that the patience of the border patrol thins to breaking point. One of them approaches from the rear, Mikey sees him and rushes to destroy him. ” In the dialogue, the neurolyzer is signiﬁcantly presented as an explanatory device and a memory bomb. If Freud’s formula cited above can also be rendered as “consciousness rises instead of a memory-trace” (Freud 2001: 25), then the neurolyzer is also an instance of the war/war overlap that interested him. While the scene achieves many eﬀects (for example, reminding us that borders are policed as much by knowledge as by patrols or fences) and commits many blunders (for example, accepting the characterization of undocumented Mexican workers as illegal aliens), it is its haunting presentation of the overlap between immigrants and extraterrestrials that holds our attention and invites elaboration.
The progressive perspective on the interplay of words and pictures suggested by the dialogue between the novel’s narrative framework and languages is even more emphasized by the contrasting, reactionary setting of the Dream Realm against which the novel poses its aesthetic questions. To put it diﬀerently: while for Kubin and the story’s ironic authorial voice, the encounter with an alien art form (literary language) implies an engagement with new artistic languages in order to reach aesthetic advancement, for his narrator the alien art he is looking for in the Dream Realm is not so alien after all but promises, as a sort of aesthetic “safety net,” a conﬁrmation of traditional and familiar artistic conventions: he would rather hold on to familiar modes of artistic production than develop new ones.
However, this form of textual repetition does not stop there. Or, put diﬀerently, it assumes precisely the form of what earlier I called scriptura interruptus, a detail that ties in a rather startling way the motif of copulation control to the very medium of printed prose. One of the more striking features of The War of the Worlds is its organization of the plot/story relation and the attendant distribution of narrative voice. If one, in following the formalist school, distinguishes between the plot and the story by characterizing the former as the sequence of diegetic events as related versus that sequence as lived, then one is struck by how Wells’ text is plotted such that it is narrated after the fact.