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At other times, however, Amiel projects himself in terms of an oyster, in which he is "intermittently castrated" and whose "delicate nature," as Rousseau and Warman have persuasively written, craves melancholically to be healed by the absent mother (Rousseau and Warman 2002: 247).
As I said in an earlier review of the Paganini French import, "in the opening movements, Rabin's violin sings lyrically and melancholically and plaintively, and in the final movement it struts and dances, the cock o' the walk.
On his eventual return home to Switzerland, occasioned by the (monster's) murder of his brother William, Victor melancholically approaches the mountain ranges that frame his "native town," weeps "like a child," and calls out: "'Dear mountains
Beller-McKenna concludes with a probing reception history of Brahms, beginning during the composer's lifetime when he was characterized as a "bony" (knorrig) composer responding melancholically and rationally to the mood of his era, then between the wars when he was seen as a conservative, antimodernist Romantic with strong ties to his North German cultural heritage and Lutheran upbringing, and then after World War II when he appeared as a de-Germanized liberal rescued from any accusation of fascist nationalism.
Writing, acting, and Maurice Jarre's melancholically saccharine score combine to persuade the viewer that Juanita will at last admit what has been clear all along: her affair with Rico.
Since the friction between traditional Catholicism and modernity is only one particular instance of the general opposition between ideal and reality, ultra-conservatives deceive themselves when they shut their eyes for the modern world and melancholically try to re-establish an isolated, unbroken medieval world cut off from the evils of modernity.
An aged, imprisoned Gallimard melancholically listens to the Love Duet from Puccini's opera while he utters the nickname of the beloved: "Butterfly, Butterfly .
As her monologue turns towards Ah Wei, her tone becomes melancholically confessional: "It's true, I took their blood money.
Distancing herself from the impasse of a culture that looks back, melancholically, at lost certainties, Maraini champions exile from the "arrogant" confines of Eurocentrism as a dynamic, constructive choice: the precondition for intellectual migration, which leads to the acquisition, through historical memory, of "parametri al contempo antichi e assolutamente nuovi" (50).
These modernists could be said to remain melancholically fixated on a lost masculine ideal that is fundamentally toxic, and that they themselves show to be unlivable.
Erofeev's language and style of argumentation reflect the peculiarities of this new reading public: his texts feature erudition (sometimes substantial, sometimes superficial or mere bluff), effortless incorporation of obscenities (without indulging in them), and acceptance of both the gains and the losses of the transition toward Western values without welcoming the former too enthusiastically or mourning the latter too melancholically.
Like the multicentral whirls of global capital, the centrifugal de/re/nationalizations of contemporary, everyday life and experience thrive on proliferating fears and anxieties, flowing in and between melancholically constructed clusters of imagined and illusory straws of certainty.