Conclusion: the Legendary Rite — Writing and Tragedy

  • Jean-Michel Rabaté
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Pound always desired to arouse strong feelings, to awake passions and interests, which at times find a better expression in vocal criticism than in the cautious selection of the more palatable poetic translucencies which many prefer to make in order to avoid being swept along by too chaotic a flux of images, quotations, diatribes.


Forced Marriage Juniper Tree Vocal Criticism Thin Trace Tragic Hero 
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    Useful glosses of the radicals can be found in Kyrii Ryjik, L’Idiot Chinois (Paris: Payot, 1980) p. 404 for pen, and p. 314 for pu: Ryjik explains that pu can be interpreted either as representing a flower, hence something which does not last, or as a bird vanishing from sight in the sky, hence its meaning of a limited negation, something which is not there now.Google Scholar
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    ‘Nowadays, a whole political school demands in fact the re-establishment of corporations and the State’s interference in the domains of production and exchange.… Tyranny, a tyranny thousand times more heavy and sterilizing than one man’s…’ — Jules Nicole, Preface to Le Livre du Préfet ou l’Edit de l’Empereur Léon le Sage sur les Corporations de Constantinople, (Geneva and Basle: Georg, 1894) pp. 7–8.Google Scholar
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    J.-P. Vernant and P. Vidal-Naquet, Mythe et Tragédie en Grèce Ancienne (Paris: Maspéro, 1977) p. 27 and passim.Google Scholar
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    Joseph F. Rock, The Na-khi Nāga Cult and Related Ceremonies, Serie Orientale Roma IV, no. 1 (Rome, 1952) p. 5.Google Scholar

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