What a demonstration of metaphysical sleight of hand.
It's an epic, memorable tale in which the illustrations complement metaphysical questioning and wonderful prose.
This philosopher's god is a metaphysical creation of the Enlightenment for purposes of argument.
I mean that he treated the novel in the highest terms, considered it a metaphysical vessel.
De Chirico is renowned as the inventor and master of Metaphysical painting.
No one can erase those kinds of metaphysical associations.
And so it does, to the end, with a metaphysical shadowing that is all the more powerful for being left implicit.