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epiphany

noun comprehension, contemplation, disclosure, divine inspiration, divine revelation, expression, innovation, manifestation, meaning, mystical experience, mystical intuition, prophecy, prophetic, remarkable idea, revelation, revolutionary idea, revolutionnry solution, understanding
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Kim ultimately suggests that we can extract from epiphanic episodes a skeletal definition of the moment of epiphany, but she also stresses the often overlooked spiritual qualities of the charged epiphanic moment.
The first is represented by Tomas Hagg who proposed a "secular-literary interpretation" of epiphany, privileging the literary and aesthetic qualities of the epiphanic metaphor over its power to describe a religious experience.
Stein does not intend such devices, in other words, to defamiliarize habitual experience or make it yield epiphanic significance but rather to keep the familiar present--a desideratum that "marks the limits of her modernism," (99) and proves for Olson an inadequate response to two world wars (it is difficult on this point to disagree).
Captivated by the precedence of praxis over ideological premeditation, by the endemic and effervescent spontaneity, and by the apparent permeability to transnational cultural exchange, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Harold Cruse, Marc Schleifer, Amiri Baraka, and others beheld the Cuban Revolution as an epiphanic "true world forum" where the analogical myopia afflicting Western metaphysics would quickly be cured (C.
In thus transforming a literary, psychological sf novel into a metaphysical cinematic parable, Tarkovsky created the least science-fictional sf film ever, one some viewers find an unwatchable bore and many others (including me) consider an epiphanic masterpiece.
Arguing that religious experience may only be authenticated or repudiated by reference to religious experience itself, Steinbock suggests that personal testimony of the mystics themselves enable him to describe the mode and structure of epiphanic givenness and its kind of evidence' (116).
The two most solid essays in the volume are both the work of long-established Lispector scholars, Affonso Romano de Sant'Anna, the most widely-known of the contributors, and Berta Waldman, The former is represented by his "The Epiphanic Ritual of the Text." Although this study of Lispector's A paixao segundo G.H.
Marlow's "prehistoric" Congo resists modernism's attempt to make it signify the Western subjects new "epiphanic" consciousness.
It would be entertaining and perhaps even epiphanic to have heard James Dickey hold forth on what he thought of such music.
Particularly in 'The Dead', Joyce's crowning masterpiece in the short story genre, both chronologically and aesthetically, he contrived an intricate tapestry of significance whereby any thread of interpretation glimmers, disappears or blends at different points with any other of its myriad threads, only to converge in the epiphanic experience of Gabriel.
"Occasionally the book suffers from sameness of language and scope, relying on old tricks (especially the epiphanic final sentence) rather than the innovation Ross demonstrated in Mr.
Their blow-by-blow account of German reorganization and experimentation across the interwar years in Managing Defense Transformation (Ashgate, 2007) contrasts sharply with Lieber's epiphanic debut for blitzkrieg in the May 1940 Battle of France.