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Swinburne praises Baudelaire: "Even of the loathsomest bodily putrescence and decay he can make some noble use; pluck out its meaning and secret, even its beauty, in a certain way, from actual carrion" ("Baudelaire," p.
52) Karl Marx, The German Ideology, "Part 1 : Feuerbach": "Certainly it is an interesting event we are dealing with: the putrescence of the absolute spirit.
It was like a cultured symphony in the putrescence of a ghetto.
Like the "rhetoric of abjection, a "rhetoric of putrescence, wetness, foulness, and death," which in Blum's thesis complicates our notion of the hero's power and sexual identity (56), the novel's comical aspect, in a complementary relation to abjection, contaminates its featured ideology of a modern, technologically conceived, masculine, and aggressive religion.
For Crisp, however, sin-drenched acts of piety were distinguished simply by their putrescence, and an error condemned at the Newtown synod of 1637 evinces a similar cast of sin-minded quietism: "All the activity of a beleever is to act to sinne.
The "singular tree" of putrescence on which the men had been hanged is redolent of Beckett's solitary tree in Waiting for Godot (1952).
The Raiders and their grungy camp followers are Oakland's blight, again, but the team's Commitment to Putrescence remains steadfast.
It's shocking but the truth is that I had actually enjoyed what I had done, revelled in its very filth and putrescence, and I am not sure I will be able to stop myself doing it again.