This almost wordless story features only the simplest of illustrations in only a few muted colours, yet it communicates a powerful message about joy and the irrepressibility
of life and growth.
In my view, it was not the idea of an imaginary separate Sri Lankan state for the Tamils--the elusive Tamil Eelam--that conjoined all of us living in and outside the island, but these tales that we shared with one another, of native cunning and the sheer irrepressibility
of the fugitives.
Moreover, my alleged irrepressibility
came 24 hours before I completed a month of being repressed - ie, prevented from driving - because of the fleeting health problem I mentioned a few weeks back.
It is also interesting to note that the reaction of whites to the irrepressibility
of the mark is to "erase" the mark--or, more accurately, to erase the flesh that bears the mark, the flesh that continually menaces interpretations different from those intended by the white authors, the slave owners.
80) Although Nearing emphasized the social necessity for religion, other modernists simply underlined the irrepressibility
of the religious impulse.
With two almost-lifetimes behind them, they find themselves back in Texas, their pilgrimage in mission marked by the same irrepressibility
that so baffled first-century religious leaders in Jerusalem.
Once he hits the States, the kooky kiwi's irrepressibility
works its magic on everyone from the cross-dressing night manager of a Sunset Boulevard motel to a Valley used car salesman, a lonely desert widow and a young soldier just back from a little operation in Vietnam involving something called Agent Orange.
On the allegorical level, Alcina's immortality represents the irrepressibility
of desire and attests to the invincibly seductive power of a beautiful desired object.
1) The novel addresses the clash of individual desire with the requirements of collective order, highlighting the irrepressibility
of the former and the failure of authoritarian solutions to provide the latter.
The Easter celebrations are a testament not only to the irrepressibility
of faith but to the steadfastness of all those grandmothers, who kept on praying and seeing that the babies were secretly baptized.