These men have doomed to oblivion what Pinker calls the "Standard Social Science Model" whereby something called "society" shapes a fictile
human nature however it pleases.
All guests can familiarize and try themselves in Origami (the art of making different figures out of paper), Ikebana (the art of flowers' arrangement), to take part in Tea ceremony, to try on Japan summer kimono, to taste Japan cuisine, to make sandals, to enjoy Japan massage and to express their talent in calligraphy and fictile
art during the Festival.
Stefan Helgesson, for example, argues that Vladislavic's prose "underscores that writing is fashioned out of a determinate material, not unlike fictile
objects" (2003: 8), while Jack Kearney, in a review of The Folly, observes that Vladislavic indirectly seems to perceive a "resemblance between his own fictional enterprise and that of Nieuwenhuizen" who busies himself in planning and pacing out a puzzling, fanciful subterranean new South African self-build bunker palace (1994:93) with all the dedicated enterprise of an author wistfully conceptualising a madcap monument to the language he loves, and fears losing.
Gillo uas (48) fictile
quod egipciaca 185 lingua baucalis dicitur.
Plate III in Household Furniture, entitled 'Room Containing Greek Fictile
Vases', may depict this room, which has a flat ceiling, suggesting that it cannot have been in that part of the east wing of the courtyard built by Adam, where the ceilings had a segmental profile.
nisi me forte comparem nescio quibus insanis, quorum cerebella tam contumax vapor ex atra bile labefactat, ut constanter asseverent vel se esse reges, cum sunt pauperrimi, vel purpura indutos, cum sunt nudi, vel caput habere fictile
, vel se totos esse cucurbitas, vel ex vitro conflatos; sed amentes sunt isti, nec minus ipse demens viderer, si quod ab iis exemplum ad me transferrem].