The Drowned Giant  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
"As for the immense pizzle, this ends its days in the freak museum of a circus which travels up and down the north-west. This monumental apparatus, stunning in its proportions and sometime potency, occupies a complete booth to itself. The irony is that it is wrongly identified as that of a whale…"

"The Drowned Giant" is a story by J G Ballard. It is the story of a giant human(oid) body washes ashore. The initial wonder soon gives way to banality, until the carcass has disappeared. With the disappearance comes even negation that it was human-like.

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