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The exotic juxtapositions and combinations of apparently unrelated objects, images, and such--"The smell / Of ink and / The shape of / Wyoming"--and the paratactic kaleidoscopies of the early poems find a more mature and technically accomplished expression in the poems from The Transfiguring Places on, which tend to be more openly, but also more intricately, autobiographical: "Back in the old house, / But I'm not back there yet, / And won't be until June, / In the summer break.
The work stems from a reflection on sculpture as a manifestation of this same energy, on a formal plane, joined to matter--here apparently associated with the practice of sleep and the oneiric work and transfiguring energy of the dream.
A SINGLE LOOK AT THE architecture, the transfiguring surfaces of Tokyo, and one is immediately struck by the way, strata-like, it has evolved as a high-tech base and sounding board, while never quite managing to dispel its shambolic image.
Transfiguring America: Myth, Ideology, and Mourning in Margaret Fuller's Writing.
The wall is the most profoundly transfiguring element imposed on the Australian landscape by European settlers.
As he proceeds chronologically through his textual exhibits, Butler continues to mark the tension between the deterministic appearance of external events that seemed (and seem) to some critics symptomatic of frustrating stasis and the transfiguring of historical conditions in consciousness.
Yes, water is the Chicago-based director's medium of choice in depicting these classic Greco-Roman morality tales, most of which deal with love's transfiguring power.
Women's Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Transfiguring the Faith of Their Fathers.
She is the figuration of the new concept of love and gentility, the new humanist muse created out of the traditions of the Latin and Italian pasts, transfiguring them in Venus, who is in her essence, and by definition the perfection of love and beauty.
Brief habits are kept from becoming thoughtless truths when we incorporate views that open up the possibility of transfiguring our ways of life.
The belief in the transfiguring power of personality derives its modern and egalitarian bona fides from Jean Jacques Rousseau's romantic pastoral of man as a noble savage at play in the fields of the id, of man set free from laws and schools and institutions, free to set himself up as his own government, free to declare himself a god.
His topics include retrieval and recall, dynamic patterns and metaphors, transfiguring the real, the alpha and omega of love, and the symbolic identity of the real in memory.