above), and that the focal point of this history is the Exodus, when "the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness
, and with signs, and with wonders" (Deut.
In Shakespeare, as in the mystery plays, in direct contrast to the verbosity of Senecan (and Grotian) drama, "The terribleness
of what is happening is conveyed by the inadequacy of the language.
Not that the terribleness
of inappropriate e-mails could have at least as much to do with the politically opposed eye of the beholder as it did with the alleged corruption of the Republicans.
But, you really have to brace yourself for the sheer terribleness
of them when you put this on.
One is, in my view, reinforced in this position by the point I am trying to make with regard to the terribleness
is of a piece with the terribleness
of Windows generally, a system so overloaded with icons, menus, buttons, and incomprehensible Help windows that performing almost any function means entering a treacherous wilderness of popups posing alternatives of terrifying starkness: Accept/Decline/Cancel; Logoff/Shut Down/Restart; and the mysterious Do Not Show This Warning Again.
I was always very conscious of doing that journey; of the terribleness
of being seen if you were going for an abortion, of needing to keep it secret.
His message of race pride, self-determinism and political activism could still be found in the flurry of work published in this period; books such as In Our Terribleness
(1970), Raise Race Rays Raze: Essays Since 1975 and Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1979).