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sentence summarizes the motivating force behind the journeys, the stays and the expatriation of the characters, including the author’s, in North Africa. Like the Moresbys in The Sheltering Sky, Fräulein Windling doesn’t appreciate the port – Oran – which she regards as a gloomy city, modernized by

In: Paul Bowles - The New Generation: Do You Bowles?
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Chapter Four It's a life: dogs with human barks The history of the relations between the races and between mankind and the other animals is in part a sub-theme of the history of the scientific classification of species and types. This exercise in taxonomy is very ancient but reached a high (or

In: Aspects of Metamorphosis
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history of global capital are inextricably enmeshed. These uncertainties are apparent to some degree in series like The Living Planet (1984), which ends with a sermonic endorsement of the development-oriented World Conservation Strategy; and The Life of Mammals (2002), which ends with a jeremiad on

In: The Semiotics of Animal Representations
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Pan urge as Rabelais's moi intime, a direct expres­ sion of Rabelais's personal frustrations . For Tetel and Glauser Panurge represents the kind of carefree life Rabelais would have enjoyed, but never fully experienced. And perhaps, say these critics, Panurge's quest for a wife is the literary

In: Rabelais and Panurge
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demon or a force for good but in either case the phenomenon of transformation plays a key part in the development of a human theme. Usually, this involves the fox-human inhabiting a nether world between earth, the bright world of life and creativity - the Yang or male element in the Chinese world

In: Aspects of Metamorphosis
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animals. Dario Martinelli points out that the daily life of humans is rich in encounters with animals ((Martinelli 2007: 224). Whether there is interaction with real, living animals, animal products or animal representations, all humans encounter animals in their immediate surroundings. This is

In: The Semiotics of Animal Representations
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mobility of the normal life flow. For example, a man walking down the street slips on a banana peel , falls and the passers-by laugh. The reason for the laughter, says Bergson, is that humans form visual images in their minds of a harmonious life rhythm and when there is dissolution of the continuity of

In: Rabelais and Panurge
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perspective.32 189 Although, as an architect, Kracklite may be responsible for the creation of individual buildings, his own life is shaped by the buildings he inherits, inhabits and admires as part of a living architectural tradition; for him buildings are bodies with constitutent parts, personalities

In: Literature and the Body
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in an emotional pact with the author, a pact wherein he feels and fantasizes his own conflicts and resolutions through the veil of words. Because the feelings and fantasies are controlled for him by the work itself, he may allow his own inner life a free rein withheld in daily living. In this sense

In: Rabelais and Panurge

dimensions - the feelings of depression, hopelessness, and loss of control that appear to lead some young people to see suicide as an alternative to a debilitating emotional life. Suicide narratives, told in suicide notes or in the stories of survivors, capture this private torment. But suicide also has

In: Dying and Death