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La provenance infernale des Erinyes est marquee par des termes insistants : tartareennes, stygiennes, cocytiennes (VII, 479, 562), acherontiennes (VII, 312), proches du Phlegeton (VI, 551, 555) ; au livre VII, Junon explique a Allecto quelle n'a rien a faire sur terre (VII, 557-9).
From the hooklike beak there tears free of him and flies ad luminem the sound Erinyes make to rend souls: a mechanical, intolerable shriek, the shriek of steel that devours aluminum; "mechanical," for it's meant for nobody, for no living ears: not man's, not yelping foxes', not squirrels' hurrying to the ground from branches; not for tiny field mice whose tears can't be avenged this way, which forces them into their burrows.
Next in the prologue, Orestes, dressed in a straightjacket, is suffering from hallucinations and feels persecuted and tortured by the Erinyes, who, as Electra points out, exist only in his imagination (5).
According to Robert Graves the Erinyes "were personified pangs of conscience" (GRAVES, 2001, p.
The apparent path of the sun resulting from this tilt is called the ecliptic, observed by Heraclitus as simultaneously unexpected (assuming a geometrically perfect cosmos) and steadfast: "Sun will not overstep his measures, otherwise the Erinyes, ministers of Justice, will find him out" (Kirk and Raven 203).
Par cette image etrangere d'un texte echappant a la causalite unitaire et finalisee, le texte de Borges prend le risque d'invalider la poetique << magique >> a laquelle sa nouvelle obeit en apparence : car Yu Ts'un a certes tue le professeur Albert et realise la prophetie initiale du texte, obeissant aux Erinyes qui lui intimait de venger le meurtre de son ancetre, mais il a aussi libere la vertu dangereuse du livre de Ts'ui Pen : selon ce livre, il aurait pu, aussi bien, se passer autre chose .
They are being chased by the Erinyes, because there are no zones of silence in their lives.
He coexisted with the Erinyes, demons of the underworld so horrible they could not be pictured in early mythology.
For example Heraclitus writes that "[t]he sun will not overstep his measures; otherwise, the Erinyes, ministers of Justice, will find him out" 10.
Cixous, La Ville parjure ou Le reveil des Erinyes (Paris: Theatre du Soleil, 1994).
The Eumenides of the title is the euphemistic name the ancients gave to the Erinyes, the spirits of punishment that work by disturbing the mind (Odyssey 15.
This latter reference to the Erinyes indicates that mythology is not absent from Duras's mind.