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Synonyms for demonic

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extremely evil or cruel

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Dutch Schultz is the personification of the power with which Billy Bathgate is obsessed: Schultz is therefore the daemonic agent in this novel.
The daemonic 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).