About this Episode
Phil and JF use a word from the Twin Peaks mythos, "garmonbozia," to try to understand what it was that the detonation of atomic bomb brought into the world. We use the fictional world of Twin Peaks as a map to the (so-called) real world and take Philip K. Dick, Krzysztof Penderecki, Norman Mailer, William S. Burroughs, Theodor Adorno, and H.P. Lovecraft as our landmarks.
Warning: some spoilers of Twin Peaks season 3.
Works Cited or Discussed:
Phil Ford, "The Cold War Never Ended", Dial M for Musicology (1) (2) (3) (4)
Twin Peaks: The Return — Official Site
Philip K. Dick, “The Empire Never Ended,” treated in R. Crumb’s “The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick” and the “Tractate” from Dick’s Exegesis: http://www.tekgnostics.com/PDK.HTM
Norman Mailer, “The White Negro”
Ray Brassier, Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
Arthur Machen, The White People
Robert Oppenheimer, “I am become death”
C.G. Jung, Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch
Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
William B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"
Krzysztof Penderecki, Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
Jon H. Else, The Day After Trinity (documentary)
Francisco Goya, "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters"
Stanley Kubrick, Doctor Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment
Jean Beaudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation
Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle
William James, A Pluralistic Universe
Norman Mailer, Advertisements for Myself