Although the projects themselves privileged dailiness
, Stead recognized there were other readers beyond that for a daily newspaper.
In The Dailiness
, we encounter both the quotidian pleasures implied by the title (especially in poems like "The uh-huh of Desire") as well as many of the deeper themes encountered in Camp's earlier work: meaning made and unmade; the "inky dark" of memory (especially of her mother); meditations on "the architecture of line" (in southwestern landscapes and in poetry); the versicolorings found in "the tragic palette of time"; modes of grief, disbelief, atonement.
They blend with dailiness
in time, context and space.
And all of this must ring true to the person and be grounded in the dailiness
Those who situate the film in the tradition of classic Neorealism, as a record of household dailiness
, ignore the elaborate technical means--wind machines, a helicopter, dozens of lights, a sound studio for postdubbing--on which the director relied to achieve his effects.
But they all have more or less ordinary people at their centers; all these figures are meant to be emblematic in addition to being "unique" or "individualized"; and the dailiness
of everyday life in these movies remains "daily" even when it occurs in a death camp or a brothel instead of a restaurant, a bar, or a living room--sometimes remaining so to the point of dramatic (or should I say pictorial?
of practical tasks soothed him, while his imaginative fancy would over the coming years conjure Stonypath as a belated episode in the English landscape garden tradition--those "quite extraordinary pure symphonic creations," in which nature is poeticized, abstracted: pond as Pool, grass as Lawn, sundial gnomon dividing shadow into measure and order.
What my students know well and what they are saying, in citing shrimp forks, is that the social world governed by manners produces anxiety among its subjects and perhaps sometimes a kind of terror, even when the content of manners is not the materially terrible but the matter of ordinary dailiness
The man taught me that living in dailiness
is the meditation, that, Catalina being our Dantean island of reeds, the immaculate is only perceivable through the mundane, that this world of ten thousand things is linked to our deepest thoughts in an immutable and mysterious way, a priori, and that one's real life, lived amidst bowers or careworn as a caneworker's hands, returns beatified if only attended to in the quiet hum of an idle dreaming.
When writing about Grace after her death, the New York Times reported she "was among the earliest American writers to explore the lives of women--mostly Jewish, mostly New Yorkers--in all their dailiness
knowledge to fence themselves off from the dailiness
They seemed in no way fazed by these developments and in fact seemed to relish the dailiness
of their own lives, as Susie explained.