Conjuration


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CONJURATION. A swearing together. It signifies a plot, bargain, or compact made by a number of persons under oath, to do some public harm. In times of ignorance, this word was used to signify the personal conference which some persons were supposed to have had with the devil, or some evil spirit, to know any secret, or effect any purpose.

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During the Middle Ages, conjuration also designated the sworn faith by
The First Day in Paradise" functions both as social-economic critique, and as a personal moral fable about the conjuration of ambition from present-day consumer culture.
Then, ideology became a troubling ghostly presence of a past whose conjuration appeared as necessary.
Deux stations nous rappellent aussi, faisant signe vers les enfants de Birkenau et les autodafes nazis, que les bibliotheques sont perissables et menacees par les guerres : ainsi, l'emouvante et sobre visite de la bibliotheque de Sarajevo qui fut detruite par les bombes, et dans les ruines de laquelle un musicien vint jouer du violoncelle tous les jours a la meme heure en une conjuration de beaute.
Her failure to propose a solution for the collective difficulty stems from her very method: the closed system of this unstable hierarchy, or to put it another way, the self-canceling gesture of conjuration.
One paramount conjuration, revealed in "The Open Boat," is the humanistic, "comradeship" that for Correspondent (Crane) transforms near-death on cold and slanting seas into "the best experience of his life.
The ghostly then becomes an exegetical device, a conjuration that belies the "grounded theory" to which Gordon aspires (8).
Philippe Buonarroti, Gracchus Babeuf et la Conjuration des egaux (Paris: Armand Le Chevalier, 1869), pp 89-102.
En tout cas, cette vraie conjuration profite, a coup sur, aux maEtres de ces [beaucoup moins que]ouvrages[beaucoup plus grand que] factices et assassines qui poussent de maniere prolifique sur tout champ ou espace de la chose publique dont vous etes un des premiers depositaires, Monsieur [beaucoup moins que]mon[beaucoup plus grand que] elu local pour lequel je n'ai pas vote, greviste de vote que je suis, et je le resterais a jamais
Nonetheless, rather than Hansberry, the most compelling influence on black artists whose artistic trajectory was toward poetic imagery came from the new dramaturgy emerging in the 1960s from Europe, and gaining traction in the United States, which depended upon heightened language and imagistic metaphors, as in the metaphysics of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT, the ritualized anti-colonial stylization of Jean Genet's THE BLACKS, or the didactic manipulation of archetypes in the epic staging procedures of Bertoldt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE, and the spacial tension in the discursive text of Harold Pinter's CARETAKER, or the mysterious verbal conjuration of Edward Albee's zoo STORY.
In its positive sense, implication is conjuration and mind transference.
Les Recits de conjuration sous Louis XIV is an ambitious study of prose narratives from the second half of the seventeenth century that fictionalize historical plots and conspiracies.