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When was it ? Almost ten years ago, at some reading circle, I suppose, I met Peter Rugg, the missing man. According to Harry Levin (T7ie Pbwer of Blackness 4), Peter Rugg seems so uniquely American because Rugg, having left his home behind, keeps looking homeward, and because he exists in a state of suspense between wanderlust and nostalgia. I saw myself in eternally wandering Peter Rugg. Without realizing what I am, and with a sense of incompatibility and unbelongingness, I have been goingdoi:10.20687/englishalsj.2005.4_149 fatcat:4cqz4erypnfljoitkjqomeal2u