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Nemo Neem
11-14-2009, 12:22 AM
I recently read this story, actually twice, and I don't get it. Can someone help me? What Rohmer trying to say?

Nemo Neem
11-14-2009, 07:24 PM
Ok, I've read it for a third time, so I will "dissect it" myself.

From what I gather, Tcheriapin is a violin prodigy with an "evil" complex to him. He has a Chinese father and a Polish mother (does this matter????); he obviously has a knack for music, and everyone hates "The Black Mass" whenever it's played. Then there's the whole thing about taking the enamel of teeth and being able to preserve living beings and make them harder than glass so that only a diamond can cut them. It's obviously science-fiction, but I still don't get the story. Maybe if somebody could help me with the whole "Black Mass" thing or what Tcheriapin's name means, maybe I'll figure it out.