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a clean shirt fresh from the clothesline where it reveals its bodilessness, free of chest and armpits chalked with deodorant, deeper than appearance, deeper than lungs and heart the size of a summer lemon.
Poised between insanity and the afterlife, Symphony is ever more intriguing when one considers the neuropsychiatric disorder known as Cotard's syndrome, of which the symptoms are general feelings of unreality, bodilessness, nonexistence: a fit description of the work.
It is a reality far removed from the bodilessness of a musical note, focused as it is in the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ, and pointing upward.
More significantly, like Tristram in this scene, the butterflies vanish; their elusive delicacy reflects his odd bodilessness in this "sylvan scene of unpretending enjoyment" (Letters, 4:239).
His verse aims to underplay (though not cancel out) the sense of gold as wealth; instead, gold is taken in a symbolic, even ethereal sense in that Morocco seeks to leave behind the worldly world of money (angel-coins) and translate himself to the heavens in order to be in the company of angels whose bodilessness frees them from the dyer's hand, as it were, from the techne of being "grav'd" and "insculp'd.
Such a dynamic is intrinsic to the larger movements of the play, which consistently stage tensions between containment and diffusion, between an earthly boundedness and a spiritual bodilessness, and between the contained subject and the subject open to affect, memory, and its accompanying pain.
Not surprisingly, Faulkner draws his reader's attention to the bodilessness of the spiritual characters throughout the novel, the very bodilessness that is a prerequisite for obtaining non-ideological Knowledge.
The Internet offers sex-focused chat rooms, S&M advice, and contradictory utopian promises of both bodilessness and consequence-free orgies.
5) The choice between black or white values - embodiedness or bodilessness - is a choice between accepting or rejecting the realm of the mother, between obeying or denying the "call to the flesh" enunciated by her body.
His sense of bodilessness is mirrored in Oswald, who from his prison cell (much like Branch in his study) reflects,
The title of "Light and Angels" (also included in the forthcoming collection) recalls Donne's "Aire and Angels," and this poem too explores the notions of body and bodilessness.
The images of "I" and "she" in his poem have a sense of bodilessness that resists encoding the bodies with racial and gender markers.