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Author: Michael Bishop

tatters of imperfection / beneath the dome of the improbable’ – that same improbable so dear, so endlessly motivating to the vision of Yves Bonnefoy. 12 It is an improbable that, Fès intimates to him, requires a simple act of living thereof. Not a rational understanding, a generation of explicated

In: Earth and Mind: Dreaming, Writing, Being
Author: Michael Bishop

painfully and ecstatically exceptional, particular love, it remains that love as a vaster, generalised, universal sign of a faithfulness to life, as a sign of that ‘défi, indomptable / dis-tu, irréductible et pur’ (AE, 9) which the now lost much loved woman would seem to be recommending to the poet 5 – it

In: Earth and Mind: Dreaming, Writing, Being
Author: Michael Bishop

voices surging forth within, presumably in the self’’s dreams rather than voices heard in waking life, although such experience is by no means to be set aside as utterly unimplied. Such voicing is, Bonnefoy writes in this short introduction to his ‘theatricised’ 4 poems, a phenomenon, and contrary to

In: Earth and Mind: Dreaming, Writing, Being
Author: Susan Broomhall

that confirmed that irrational women were ill-fit for public life. A further element of her representation of mourning for Henri built upon the construction Catherine had made as Henri’s foremost partner, of which, as explored in Chapter 2, the queen mother gained more control during the reigns of her

In: The Identities of Catherine de' Medici
Author: Michael Bishop

mode that we shall now turn out attention, for, if Russia as a place and a living as well as historical phenomenon often seems to occupy the front of the stage, the performance upon this stage depends most essentially upon the very conception of the theatre – and indeed the poetry – to be produced on

In: Earth and Mind: Dreaming, Writing, Being
Author: Susan Broomhall

arts grew in her later life, and as a growing anti-Italian propaganda campaign during the reigns of her sons drew the Medici inheritance into its sights. 1 Caterina Maria, Child Bride of the Medici The child who was baptised at Santa Maria Nuova in Florence on 16 April 1519 was Caterina Maria

In: The Identities of Catherine de' Medici

hideout he moves like the living dead: “His legs and arms are stiff, and he walks with difficulty” (85). This passage already announces that the roots of his zombification lie in his experiences of unliveable life in his homeland, a failed postcolonial nation-state; the continuum of zombification is later

In: Mobilities and Cosmopolitanisms in African and Afrodiasporic Literatures
Author: Michael Ure

, after the rupture with Lou, entered into a definitive solitude, strolled at night in the mountains which overlook the Gulf of Genoa, and lighted immense fires, which he watched burned. I have often thought of these fires and their glow has danced behind all my intellectual life. If I have even been

In: Brill's Companion to Camus

Zelda Fitzgerald, were financially and morally supported, all were hospitably welcomed, many lodged, entertained, and fed. Looking back on her parents’ privileged life, Honoria points out that it wasn’t social distinction that had motivated them. ‘It wasn’t a clique, it wasn’t a coterie’, her father

In: Women Writing on the French Riviera
Author: Simon Lea

absolutely affirmed (R 64–65, OC III 122–123). However, a decade and half earlier Camus, still working through Nietzsche’s ideas, finds a much more positive view of amor fati , eternal recurrence, and the übermensch . 2 Nietzsche was a constant presence in Camus’s life and his attempts to consider and

In: Brill's Companion to Camus