In dream one can at once be the onlooker and the participant, the self and the other. The dream world is the place of multiplicity which does not demand the exclusion of choice. It is not structured by causality but by contiguity, so that within it, differences can exist without opposition, contradictory elements can exist side by side without disturbance or interaction.
On Junichiro Tanizaki's The Maids
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