According to David Punter, the Gothic is characterized by the transgression of the law that rests on assertion and boundaries: "the law is the imposition of certainty, the rhetorical summation of the absence, or the the transition from the real to the unreal, that is to say, from normative reality, as defined by norms of cognition and cultural dogmas, to a different realm loss, of doubt; which means in turn that the law is a purified abstract whole, perfected according to the processes of taboo, which can find no purchase on the doubled, creviced
, folded world of the real" (2).
Borders of the buildings are creviced
and extended with small niches and projections that invite and reflect personal inhabitation, and they are sheathed in redwood boards.
Reticulated Europa, creviced
like Arctic sea ice, more weird by far than Clarke's icy snowball.
I don't suppose he's doing much nowadays, and it'd be nice to see that funny old creviced
face of his.
But the creviced
interiors of books promise more than other objects can.
Then the summer inhabitants began to thin out, taking with them the bright colors and shouting children and parties, leaving behind the more muted natives and me, glittering water withdrawing from creviced
For example, the addition of upright projections (plants, for example) to a creviced
surface is an increase in heterogeneity.