His one Leg

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226314655
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226314679 | DOI:
His one Leg

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This chapter first describes the image of Huracán, as the Carib people called him, in a Haitian voodoo painting the author purchased in the spring of 2001. Huracán, from which the term “hurricane” derives, literally means “his one leg,” and was used traditionally throughout the Caribbean, often connected with destruction. It then details the author's encounters Huracán in his life, in various avatars. It also presents his thoughts about Socrates.

Keywords: Huracán; hurricane; destruction; Socrates

Chapter.  5730 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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