the episode follows the canonical pattern of such [allegorical] narratives: (1) a series of moral and spiritual failures and a consequent descent into hellish vice and corruption, mediated by a spurious model of askesis; (2) an intermediate purgative period in which the hero learns to recognize and combat external hardships and enemies; (3) entrance into a paradisical
state (here represented by Logistilla's palace and her teachings) where the hero is apparently confirmed in virtuous self-knowledge and spiritual well-being.
4) For this counter paradisical
theme also see Kanaganayakam 91; and Tew, B.
The Last Amateurs depicts a paradisical
world that is separate and distinct from the Gomorrah of major-college basketball.
It is true that film directors now falsify even their own history, but in mid-Stalinism we get the movie "Red Star" about a Soviet collective farm which was so excessively paradisical
that it could not be shown in the Soviet Union.
Paradoxically, this immemorial and ubiquitous trauma is perpetuating the dream of an eternal and perfectly just, that is, paradisical
d) how Hawaiian talk-stories in stressing indigenous attachment to the land do so in resistance to the way in which foreigners--haoles and Japanese--relate to the land as a commodity or as a paradisical
And of course there are many pictures of La Mortella, the estate hewn out of volcanic rock where the Waltons created their final home on the paradisical
island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples.
She is also the English representative of the Walton Trust, furthering the name of composer William Walton, whose centenary year this is, and whose estate is based at his last home and resting-place, the Ischian villa of La Mortella with its famous paradisical