Writing in Earthquake Country

  • Barbara Tomlinson


In Woody Allen’s “Sleeper,” our hero, having awakened from a cryogenic sleep many years in the future, comes through a bizarre series of circumstances to try to cook with the utensils of a futuristic kitchen. Needless to say, Allen doesn’t quite have the knack for making futuristic pudding: the pudding swells enormously, surging up out of its huge bowl, overflowing, threatening to roll over him, to fill the entire kitchen, perhaps the house. Allen, daunted but brave, snatches up a nearby broom and whaps at the billowing mound, trying to beat it back into its bowl, trying to contain its pulsating, demanding, overwhelming mass.


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© Barbara Tomlinson 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Tomlinson
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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