Dutch Schultz is the personification of the power with which Billy Bathgate is obsessed: Schultz is therefore the daemonic
agent in this novel.
is domesticated by the sort of ironic humanism that half allows it but, for Adorno 'to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric" (RT, xxi): (8) the devil is dancing through the ruins of the humanism creed.
Richard Wright: Daemonic
Genius is written from the inside of African American/Black South culture.
The young Socrates' failure to understand the intermediate or the daemonic
indicates that his early inquiries into nature (phusis) or the beings (ta onta) had corrupted him, and that his turn to the logoi (the speeches of others) was instrumental in his "second sailing" toward philosophy.
Principle in 1920--and a daemonic
repetition compulsion to counter and
They both gave love a highest importance, but Plato's Eros, "the daemonic
negotiator between God and man" represents a sexuality almost able to be transfigured.
The names are legion: daemonic
and generative, not demonic and privative.
The power of images--Bruno speaks of them as "links" to draw celestial and daemonic
influences to the practitioner--is essential to Bruno's theory of magic as well as to a poetic practice with which, since the time of Proclus, it had been fused.
Here the impossible union Of spheres of existence is actual, Here the past and future Are conquered, and reconciled, Where action were otherwise movement Of that which is only moved And has in it no source of movement-- Driven by daemonic
, chthonic Powers
A final potential source of magical power, frequently discussed by at least the opponents of magic, was demonic or (more precisely) daemonic
Chambers' descriptions of, say, sex's pleasures, its irrationality, and ultimately its daemonic
powers, lack a certain color, dimension, and immediacy.
It is a wounding, both real and physical, but is also wondrous and daemonic
Bloom revisits "Childe Roland" and the "Essay on Shelley" and pace Pound, comments that "to apprehend Browning, you need a vitalism that approaches the daemonic
the purpose and point of those narrations, and perhaps of all narration, is to use the temporal medium of narration to take revenge against time, to use narration to get even with the very mode of narration's existence in a daemonic
attempt to prove that through the process of substitution and repetition, time is not really irreversible.
This creative daemonic
energy, he believes, manifests itself primarily in a genie (842).