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The emphasized "me," enwrapped by a symmetrical repetition ("well-loved" and "loved me well") and opposition ("dead" and "life"), seems to already place Lucy in the liminal space between life and death in a way that befits her ghostliness.
To make sense of the absurd piece, with its music a mix of promising Wagner to follow, but also his reviled Meyerbeer, we need to sense the ghostliness descending on a Norwegian fishing-village as the Dutchman's doomed ship drops anchor there.
restlessness, even desire, as they move from matter to ghostliness,
Does ghostliness embodies the moment that he gets rid of the haunting ghost of ethnic identity or writing, or does it describe the process of becoming a ghost in face of his coming death?
Mahfouz's merging of torturer and victim through the same metaphors of ghostliness runs through the novel, culminating in their bizarre confrontation at the narrative's end.
Cassandra incarnates the abjection that feminist psychoanalytic critic Julia Kristeva theorizes in her Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (New York: Columbia UP, 1982): Cassandra is neither wholly object nor subject, neither insane nor sane, both howling and silenced, teetering on the edge of liveness and ghostliness, doggedly present and yet helplessly absent, cast-off and yet hauntingly near.
Japp concludes that "the pervading ghostliness of [Hawthornes] conceptions" comes from this shadowy existence that weighed upon Hawthorne.
into ghostliness, infant slack and cooling in her arms, and not the bull
In her discussion of Steffler's George Cartwright, for example, the laws of primogeniture that forced him from his childhood home play an equally important role as other "spectral forces," such as eighteenth-century theories of degeneracy and "the ghostliness of other people" in "conditioning] Cartwright's monstrous, imperialistic behaviour" (65).
While the essay's datedness may seem like a limitation at first (the 1970s claim that "character has not been an effective concern of current criticism" [35] requires heavy footnoting in 2011), Arac develops a nuanced notion of interiority based on ghostliness in Hamlet and Little Dorrit.
Gnostic symbology, just as in medieval settings, is used by Wagner to practice something that goes beyond a simple compulsion to the art of disguise and its tendency toward ghostliness.
Others who famously align ghostliness and photographic media include Andre Bazin, Roland Barthes, and Gilberto Perez.