9) Cited in Margaret Walker's Richard Wright; Daemonic
Genius: A Portrait of the Man, A Critical Look at His Work.
28) It remains possible that the conventional view is right and that, despite his god-filled worldview, Socrates greeted the daemonic
voice with skepticism, suspending judgment until he had tested it sufficiently.
So Chatterton literally haunts Coleridge, he comes down to Coleridge as a daemonic
Richard Wright, Daemonic
Genius: A Portrait of the Man, A Critical Look at his Work.
Symptoms require interpretation and Holmes situates the locus in the transition from daemonic
to naturalistic explanation.
Myth, he considers to be that necessary or salutary lie which any governing class must tell the governed in order to arrest and control the daemonic
movement of the passions in ordinary men.
Industrialism was inevitable in this sense only: To the most active and intelligent portion of the most active and intelligent species on earth (which also happens to be imbued with the divine spark), the daemonic
urge to create something like our industrial system is wholly natural.
The spirit-pervaded stone of Gothic buildings, after a millennium of style-evolution, has become the soulless material of this daemonic
stone-desert" (Spengler 1932 II: 99).
Bunin's portrait, as one might expect, is highly nuanced but often depicts Tolstoy as a daemonic
soul; thus in his own way, Bunin gives support to a "chthonic Tolstoy" (Gorky 31-57; Bunin 3-13).
At the same time, however, such an open channel also introduces the possibility that the demonic, rather than the daemonic
, will cross into the everyday world.
Gubar sees Lilith as daemonic
and therefore "excluded from the human community" (Madwoman 33), but many Jewish feminists have taken a different view, celebrating Lilith as the symbol of the independent woman.
As the editors of the Saggio also underline in their introduction to Garzoni's texts, it appears that later in his life Garzoni shifted his attention from the examination of themes appealing to a large lay audience--madness, intelligence and ignorance, the professions--to themes that would interest individuals studying topics related to religion, magic and daemonic
Walker spent long years living, writing and teaching at Jackson State University, in Jackson, Mississippi, an almost ironical connection back to her relationship with Richard Wright and their WPA days in Chicago, about which she would write in Daemonic
Genius, her study of Wright's life and career.
Fixity, as a sign of cultural/historical/racial difference in the discourse of colonialism, is a paradoxical mode of representation: it connotes rigidity and an unchanging order as well as disorder, degeneracy and daemonic
She implies that his work as an artist has daemonic
associations, similar to those of the bluesman.