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Synonyms for fleshliness

a preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires

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Marvell is faithful to the aesthetics of the Counter-Reformation as Patterson presents them, fleshliness "in a presublimated form": Devotion passes through aesthetic emotion.
11) In this case, then, it seems James' art criticism does, as Susan Griffin argues in her introduction to Sweeney's The Painter's Eye (2), pronounce itself on the context of Rubens' art, but the views and the criticism expressed reflect those of a Victorian public averse to the fleshliness of Rubens' scenes.
that the metaphors of generation and life belong to the impure fleshliness of copula, and to semen, the excrement of blood" (114).
2] By forcing a confrontation with the manifold meanings of the gendered body--by representing the very fleshliness of gendering--Roth makes a valuable contribution to thinking about the conventions of subjectivity.
The most obvious example is that mentioned earlier, Catherine de Medicis as incarnation of evil in all its female fleshliness.
The first concerns the fleshliness encoded in the idea of "poetic feet" and asks how use or knowledge of the prosodic terminology might have shaped medieval understandings of the nature of poetry, in particular its relation to categories of the incorporeal and corporeal, or the spirit and the flesh.
Sibbes took care, though, to balance the ledger of causalities, lest antinomian indifference and fleshliness emerge from the disposition to totalize or absolutize the divine causality.
Several medieval women mystics, Hildegard of Bingen, Elizabeth of Schonau, and Saint Catherine of Siena, often equated "humanity" with both the body and "woman" because Eve, unlike Adam, was made purely of flesh and was therefore a better symbol for the weakness and fleshliness of humanity.
Its fleshliness and voluminousness, however, its hallucinatory allover high-definition right down to the petal grain, the impossibly highlighted petal rims and petal roots, sink back into indeterminate or unqualifiable shadows, into a substance from which "rose" cannot be distinguished or dislodged.
Similarly, Anthony Harrison has argued that even though Swinburne was the most "fleshly" of the Pre-Raphaelites, his fleshliness most often facilitated his desire to explore "'conditions of the soul'" prompted by the "psychologically invasive passions.