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Baudelaire's new draughtsmanship, it seems, is to be an art with a measure of artlessness: its childishness is elsewhere in the article connected with an appropriate barbarousness, which overlaps with the enfantine theme in a way that could be described as Rousseauesque, as the growth of the child into the man is the analogue for the evolution of man from the `savage' state into civilization.
Because these limbs represent the individual, t he family, the community, and communication, Shakespeare shows in one image the multiple contexts simultaneously mutilated by barbarousness.
The "native savagery" of the African in this case is transposed into, and thus contained by, his musical ability; his music is "barbarous" but that barbarousness is exercised not against white people or their wealth, but the eternally separate but equal black and white piano keys: "It was as if all the agreeable sensations possible to creatures of flesh and blood were heaped up on those black and white keys, and he were gloating over them and trickling them through his yellow fingers" (164, emphasis added).
Grandiloquence, too, is very far from the works of Strauss's last years, works which already at their time of composition seemed posthumous by at least half a century: the Second Horn Concerto, the Oboe Concerto, the heartbreaking Metamorphosen , written out of grief for the destruction of civilised beauty by the forces of wartime barbarousness.
All of the contributors are interested in the fictions of Irish barbarousness that were used to justify the English occupation of Ireland.