It is possible to name an ancestor to this obsessive-compulsive noir: David Lynch.
"That's the best, that's the best we can do as parents," Yo-Yo said of his ancestor's advice.
So a story prefigures Light in August, just as an ancestor precedes a descendant.
Soon after he was seen stumping for the Assad regime in his ancestor's conflagrated homeland.
That "digital" gesture is a reminder that weavings are the ancestor of today's computer-treated images.
The next day he would say: 'I come to bring a sword'--that was the noble German blood of a Teutonic ancestor.
The fate of the ancestor had been typical of that of his descendants.
But the disgrace of their ancestor has always been keenly felt by them.
An Artaud, their ancestor, had come hither and settled like a pariah in this waste.
This represents a particular form of animism, for the soul of the ancestor is thought to become a god.
c.1300, ancestre, antecessour, from Old French ancestre (12c., Modern French ancêtre), from Late Latin antecessor "predecessor," literally "foregoer," agent noun from past participle stem of Latin antecedere "to precede," from ante- "before" (see ante) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Current form from early 15c. Feminine form ancestress recorded from 1570s.