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Volume I

Page 126



“The body's secretions and excretions are
abject, breaking the boundary between the
(seemingly self-contained) body and the
external world."

The blood produced by a snapped branch.

Composites
                                    Kristeva's work
                                    tying to the
                                    suicides and — most
      Frankenstein's        explicitly — to the
      monster                  Harpies.
“Mere matter and matter infused with
sentience and spirit."

“Liminality is a key element of the
grotesque-abject."

Transgression of the boundaries of binaries.