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Said is surely correct in his explanation of the lionization of Naipaul.
He feels that our construction and lionization of the serial killer as a cultural figure reflects Americans' unconscious--but deeply held--fears about human nature, power, and sexuality.
John Francmanis notes that criticism of Sharp was levelled at his self-promotion and personal lionization, (22) and Sharp's principal biographer, A.
Kleinknecht confines his study mainly to the economic features of the Reagan revolution--the contempt Reagan and his allies showered on the poor, the open deceptions of the supply-side ethos, and the lionization of selfishness and greed.
These people deserve only mild applause, not lionization.
Immediately following General Rick Hillier's unexpected April 16th announcement, the national media erupted into an orgy of praise and lionization of the outgoing chief of defence staff.
Both fell victim to rapid success, lionization in the press and a kind of overweening pride that blinded them to dangers, Hayward writes.
The questione della lingua and associated flood of histories express passionate patriotic commitment by ducal academies, and Cosimo's control of the Accademia del Disegno, its ethos, and the ambiguous lionization of Michelangelo are weighed.
A lionization of a handful of extremely selected poets who attain what can only be good old-fashioned "genius" status.
The characteris tics emphasized in Kuts' and Tourishcheva's lionization include love of the motherland, a humble family background, a selfless attitude towards work, and extraordinary athletic achievements; inconvenient details such as Kuts' alcoholism were kept secret.
Seasoned national columnist Blatchford's Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army is a well-written lionization of our troops in action, but it also makes no attempt to provide readers with a greater context of the overall mission.
The psychedelic community also reflects earlier ideals in that it reveres "the elders" of the tribe, in sharp contrast with the lionization of youth so often dominant in mainstream culture.
The lionization of Behn's playwriting persona by the Restoration elite demonstrates just how deeply the "free" engagement in possessive individualism had become embedded in the cultural imagination as an inevitable fact of social life.
A quick survey of the summer's blockbusters suggests there may be more redemptive violence mythologizing in the Transformers sequel Revenge of the Fallen (released June 24), and a slick and loud lionization of gangsters in Michael Mann's Public Enemies (July 1).
Stein's particular characterization of lionization as "peaceful" is telling; in reminding her readers of the initial conundrum of the "peaceful penetration" of the Orient into the Western world, she creates a narrative that drives toward the attainment of this "peaceful thing," first instigated by her new realization of a modern Oriental penetration.