It is likely that Camara Laye had intended Clarence's travel and his waiting to be interpreted as initiatory tests, which will allow the hero to achieve a palingenesis
17) I will introduce a version of palingenesis
which diverges from Plato's theory of reincarnation in three crucial respects.
a fictional reconstruction of the political and ideological palingenesis
of Diallobe society from the Toroobe Islamic revolution of the late 18th century to the era of colonial domination.
In truth, Italians, and no doubt many of the international observers, had lost by 1997 any hope in the palingenesis
promised by the birth of a Second Republic.
Also see William Shutter, "The History as Palingenesis
in Pater and Hegel," PLMA 86 (1971) 411-21, for a detailed study of Pater's debt to Hegel which he often tried to rescue against itself.
The first three chapters examine the ideas of l'art pour l'art (going back to the cross-cultural first use of the phrase in 1804), idem et alter (difference as an essential marker of the artist's transforming activity), and palingenesis
of mind as art respectively.
Morgan "The Palingenesis
of Ancient Wisdom and the Kingdom of God: Towards an Historical Interpretation of Schelling's Earliest Philosophy" (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995).
to the more learned the following can indeed seem the principal cause of this transformation and an extremely probable one, namely so that under this mystic pretext, our Apuleius, an expert in Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy, might demonstrate the teachings of both masters and introduce in a concealed way under the cover of this frivolous narrative palingenesis
and metempsychosis, that is rebirth and transformation.