We overhear conversations and meditations about bats' and elephants' penises, Chinese ghosts, the Balinese cockfight, the extent to which Darwin's theories of evolution were prefigured
in the work of his grandfather, the relationship between Goncharov's Oblomov and Samuel Beckett, Glenn Gould's performance technique, mating habits of octopi, the practice of using Latin to denote things in nature, the evolution of Mickey Mouse, Shostakovich's legendary process of composing (pastiche), parrots speaking, birds imitating other birds' songs, Poussin's paintings, the narrator's experience reading a "real" character from his past into a Seurat sketch, the Shakers (who choose not to reproduce themselves), Beethoven's plagiarisms, genetic projects to create miniature vegetables, the ellipsis .
In the same way, radical homosexual groups in Italy and France prefigured
the American gay liberation movement in 1968.
world seems to be one where our expectations don't match that reality, where we're not getting it right, as in the poem "Stargazing," where Uncle Charles "points to the pattern of / bullet holes in the walls / (like) some / cockeyed farmer / from Kandiyohi / County / in central Minnesota / showing his / nephew / the constellation Orion / when in fact / he is pointing / to Ursa / the bear.
De Gaulle's government put forward in the early 1960s a plan, the Fouchet plan, that uncannily prefigured
the Chirac-Schroeder plan for an intergovernmental political union in effect an anti-democratic superstate run by France and Germany with small countries squashed.
In their pushing, falling, and cradling movements the chorus members prefigured
and commented on the action.
In other words, he ran a campaign that prefigured
This emerging urge to repudiate the unity of knowledge both prefigured
the more radical antifoundationalism of the next fin de siecle and mirrored the nineteenth century's larger flight from universalism" (87).
The sequence of events that prefigured
the exhibition's Washington debut - petitions, academic mud-slinging, political intrigue and, finally, face-saving compromise - so far has been absent from the show's L.
The crisis was prefigured
by a notice that went up on ePlanet's web site on September 30, which said the company had "transitioned from a product development model to a pure technology licensing company.
But it prefigured
the acrimonious departure of former PowerGen managing director Mr Deryk King last month.
However, the picture of normative, centered Sunnism of the post-Mongol period inspired by them: "the essential and unalterable embodiment of the faith as it had been prefigured
in the days of the Prophet himself" (p.
Without knowing it at the time, Kampouris prefigured
the re-engineering phenomenon.
2 lobes resembling the holy tablets delivered into the veldt's dry speed - the Laws prefigured
in the neural network's burning thicket.
Instead, Will proposes a "dialogical hermeneutics" - prefigured
by Gadamer and refined by Habermas - to move finite horizons toward the universal while respecting the distinctiveness of the various cultures and religions.
Yovel concludes that, while Spinoza prefigured
"what later generations would call |Jewish secularism:" he was not actually the first secular Jew because he did not claim "for himself the right to disavow religion yet remain within the congregation"