These twelve stories and their preceding manifestos, then, arise from a shift in aesthetic consciousness: synaesthesia, ecstasy in extremes, the Divine and Infernal alike seen through a neurasthenic lens of supreme focus.
Author: Justin Isis
From the ashes of countless decayed Modernities comes Neo-Decadence, a profaned cathedral whose broken stained glass windows still glitter irregularly in the harsh light of a Symbolist sun. Behind this marvellously vandalised edifice, a motley band of revellers picnic in the graveyard of the Real, leaving behind all manner of rotting delicacies and toxic baubles in their wake. During the last eighty years, world culture has seen an explosion of popular aesthetics, art-forms and the movements associated with them: clothing, trends in fashion, tattoos, recreational drugs, musical sub-cultures, cosmetics, photography--all of which can be the subject of obsessions, damnations and salvations. Devices and formats, initially vulgar, are worshipped, only to be forgotten by all but the few initiates who, through their maniacal fixations, manage to uncover their hidden allure. These twelve stories and their preceding manifestos, then, arise from a shift in aesthetic consciousness: synaesthesia, ecstasy in extremes, the Divine and Infernal alike seen through a neurasthenic lens of supreme focus.
Rarely . . . has such beauty and civility , such luxuriance and orderly repose been
achieved on an American landscape as that brought about by citrus on the
landscape of Southern California ” ( Starr , 1985 , 143 ) . This emerging citrus
Author: David Carle
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Category: Political Science
Explores the impact of water policy on California's environment, urban development, and quality of life, arguing that it is time for the state to limit growth and implement serious conservation measures.
Flourishing fields and happy faces were what he most desired to cultivate around
him on his own property , and well did he succeed , for , with a strong sense of
the bounty and beauty of nature , he had a deep insight into the constitution of his
Here , perishing Despair Sends up appalling cries-The froth of Ocean flecks his
hair , And blood - shot are his eyes ; And drowning Beauty calls On man to save
in vain ; Her sylph - like form through princely halls Will never glide again .
... entertained for her , proved à traveller from Wisconsin was warm in that she
had other excellences than that his praise of Lily's budding beauty , and of mere beauty . ... she manifest from drowning any particular pleasure at seeing me
The waves , ” she said , “ I ' ll drown . ” She was near tears . “ It ' s too beautiful , ”
she said . “ I ' m drowning in it . ” “ Move , ” Beauty said . She put her hands over
her head and started to move slowly in time to the beating of the orange sky .
The Drowned Beauty , ” is another popular heroine of the Lower Indus Valley .
Sohni , the Dub Mui , she who died drowning , is usually described as the
daughter of a Jât cultivator , who gave her in marriage to one Dam , an individual
of the ...
Great and golden and quick in her beauty . This deer that is life knows the boy
thinks her beautiful , for it is the purpose of the deer in this world to be beautiful
for a boy to look at . ” Old Cat stares hard at Tall Horse , hoping that what he says
Author: Craig Strete
Category: American drama
An Indian youth's desire to leave the reservation and live as white men do is complicated by the attempts of his grandparents and girlfriend to make him stay.
In the era of political cor which perpetrate unspeakable beauty . rectness , the
proliferation of bizarre crimes of murder . ... Goethe's Faust is gay and lesbian
literature , feminist Prospero's drowning and Sebastian jaded , blase , and bored
O BEAUTY ! O TRUTH ! I became aware of the sweetness of disobedience in the
fetid classroom of a woman I will only recall as Sister Boron , purveyor of junior -
year chemistry at Holy Redeemer High School . Her real nun - name escapes ...
Author: Edward J. Delaney
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Set in the first half of the twentieth century, this collection of short stories explores the intricate relationships between fathers and sons. The contradictions of everyday life lead these men to question their roles in their families and in society. Delaney's rich language and imagery frame his characters and provide a thoughtful inquiry into family and life itself. Each is a story of hope and sought redemption. "The Drowning and Other Stories" is comprised of narratives that tell of timeless hurts, hopes and struggles.
How had he not seen through its weird beauty to what lay beneath , both then
and now — a debilitating sorrow ? " Cute , ” said the man . " No , " said Eric . "
Anything but . ” “ I found the Duesie . ” Eric recognized the handsome coarseness
Author: Lee Grove
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
On a spring night in Florida in 1946, Eric Downer abruptly leaves the dinner table, his wife, and his three children, and vanishes--with another woman. His disappearance, and reappearance later, will cast a shadow over their lives for more than 40 years. Their secret pasts and buried wounds are revealed years later at Eric's 85th birthday party.
Whose wondrous hand could make For even the forget - me - not Such beauty for
His creature - manIRON IN LINCOLNSHIRE . - In the neighbourhood of Caistor ...
nature ” than of the cries of drowning beauty . The truth is , that it is no easy ...
The failure is important , as no other Each lovely flower with beauty clad ' Tis He
that makes their fragrance sweet Is eloquent to me ; To scent the perfumed air ;
timber is so well adapted for ... nature ” than of the cries of drowning beauty .
... than some other path. As we have already seen in chapter 8, and as we will
see in chapter 11, this notion will come to the fore when we talk about curved
spacetime. The drowning beauty and the scrawny lifeguard So, the action
Author: A. Zee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein’s general theory of relativity Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In On Gravity, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Inspired by Einstein's audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how gravity can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation. Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy. Concise and precise, and infused with Zee's signature warmth and freshness of style, On Gravity opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe.
... cast ,Poor , timid Oscar ! his love deepening : And when the undeclaring
moments pass'd With him omit from all their lessoning , And Eveline gone ,
sought where the flow'rs she strew'd , To pluck their drowning beauty from the
... instead of triumphing in having penotrated your thoughts , will only wonder at
finding the exposition of his own . The elements obey you . Would you make a
brave young man stretch forth his vigorous arm to snatch drowning beauty from
Not long after the revival of The Drowning Girls at Catalyst came Kevin Sutley ' s
elegant production of Comrades in the same venue , starring Kevin Corey as
Sacco and Nathan ... The beauty of both Comrades and The Drowning Girls is ...
Author: Beth Graham
Two plays about love, loss, and the struggle for life.
Dante sees more beauty and meaning in the world than Lucretius , but he
misconstrues the nature of what he sees . Similarly , Goethe ... To see the beauty
of a storm at sea , for example , we cannot be distracted by fear of drowning . Beauty is ...
For no particular reason this afternoon I am listening to Johnny Hartman whose
dark voice can curl around the concepts of love , beauty , and foolishness like no
one else's can . It feels like smoke curling up from a cigarette someone left ...
Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Pitt Poetry
A collection of poems offers insights into common and unusual life events and the human condition.