monomania


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obsession

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a mania restricted to one thing or idea

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s words, "of placing the self into context and thus into question" ("From Monomania," p.
Butler's pub-brawl machismo -- "made out of bourbon and poor choices," or so he says -- functions like Charles Bronson's famous blankness in the very similar films he made in the 80s, a cartoonish monomania imposed on the audience by sheer force of will.
DEERHUNTER'S 2013 album, Monomania, angled away from familiarly experimental ground into distorted, gnarly garage-rock.
After examination by a government doctor, he was declared mentally ill and was diagnosed with monomania religiosa, meaning he would mimic the actions of a priest.
Tapping into the nosological terminology of his time, he labels the Millerite delusion "epidemic or contagious monomania " (p 251).
Making every different thing yield up its tiny quiddity of sameness, monomania is boring, monomania is inventive, monomania is powerful.
Kekes notes that the demand that we listen to a naturalistic inner voice is but a form of monomania.
Having spent two solid decades tending to his tiny corner of the Korean cinematic world, Hong's refusal to step outside his comfort zone starts to seem less like a kind of artistic laziness and more an obsession--the kind of obsession one associates with monomania or mental illness ('if we repeat as a human being it's a sign of sickness,' Hong himself admits (1)).
However, the American movie's events take place on an island where the main character suffers from solitude after his wife -- who suffered from monomania -- killed their children.
De forma esquematica, pode-se dizer que a monomania do capitao revela-se tanto na leitura estavel e, mais importante, metafisica que faz da baleia branca, quanto no modo como sua conduta acaba por transforma-lo no ponto de convergencia de todas as vidas que ali se encontram.
Esquirol (1838) propoe o termo monomania que designa um estado anormal da sensibilidade fisica ou moral, com um delirio circunscrito e fixo.
Dave Camp, who is retiring from Congress but will probably be succeeded as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee by Paul Ryan, who has a wholesome monomania about promoting economic growth.
25) "That Perilous Stuff: Sleep No Mores Monomania," Behind a White Mask (blog), n.
Perhaps inevitably, given Washington's political monomania, the big subject over the weekend wasn't Putin's criminal attack on Crimea, but whether Obama had encouraged it by being insufficiently muscular.
The horizontal charting the truth of the middle--in medias res, the truth of time in time, the middle class as it exists appositionally, working so in the midst, and seeing from there, the distortion at the top inversely coded in the play at bottom, Ahab's monomania the sole fuel for the crew.