I would tip my hat to that possibility.
Also Stetson has a matching character to the figure
that appears out of nowhere, a spectre? in Little Gidding.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying: 'Stetson!
'You who were with me in the ships at"'What! are you here?'"
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Subject: Re: Dante in the City (was : signs and wonders)
> One does not expect a spectre, usually. I guess the uncanniness would
> depend on whether the walking, talking figure is someone recognized as
> having been alive. Stetson is such an uncanny figure. The eerie qualia
> is produced by the neither-nor state of the phenomenon, the
> spectator's inability to classify or qualify it as living or dead,
> since it's both. This is disorienting and produces a disturbance of
> the subject-object distinction.
Since there's been a switch to Baudelaire in the City may I suggest
the the last line addressed to Stetson, "Hypocrite lecteur, --
mon semblable, -- mon frère!" be considered as reason to think of
an apparitonal Stetson as a doppelgänger.
The text of "The Lesson of Baudelaire" by T.S. Eliot