(3.) In the revised edition of Arrow of God, Chinua Achebe uses "where they abominated
kings" to replace "where they had no kings before" in the original "unrevised" edition.
"Legal equality," he insisted, the idea that convinced some Mexicans to propose secularization, "would unhinge society." Figueroa, warning of war, concluded that the individuals who supported unconditional secularization would see their names entered "in the annals of fratricidal strife, in civil disorders, in the farcical notions of the anarchists--that ominous sect abominated
in America and Europe." (40)
Although Bloom never mentions the work by Borges, a prime candidate would be "The Theologians" from The Aleph, where the Argentinian writer resolves a conflict between two early Patristic era theologians (Aurelian of Aquilea and John of Pannonia) by suggesting that "God takes [...] little interest in religious differences." In fact, Borges concludes the short story by noting that, "[...] in paradise, Aurelian discovered that in the eyes of the unfathomable deity, he and John of Pannonia (the orthodox and the heretic, the abominator and the abominated
, the accuser and the victim) were a single person" ("The Theologians" 207).
"Once upon a time in America," he says, "poets engaged in public discourse and sought consulates instead of endowed chairs." William Cullen Bryant abominated
the War of 1812; Emerson and John Greenleaf Whittier took their stands against the Mexican War.
The very first clerihew that Bentley wrote was: Sir Humphrey Davy Abominated
From the outset, questions on nuclear power and scientific responsibility were for Sciascia associated with the career, as he reconstructed it, of Ettore Majorana, in the sense that Majorana provided him with the figure of the 'white knight', the ideal, perhaps idealized, foil for all that he abominated
in modern science.
Rarely, however, are such transgressions abominated
as are offenses against persons.
Dionne to rewrite National Review's history--"Buckley was determined to rid the right of the wing nuts"--Professor Gottfried stresses two factors: the sheer inconsistency of Buckley's editorial purges, and the fact that even the purged National Review regularly exhibited during the 1960s various attitudes which would now be universally abominated
as "sexist", "racist", and "fascist".
This history was not touched on by the Maysles in their smirking presentation of the pair, but the authors of the new musical--Doug Wright (book), Michael Korie (lyrics), and Scott Frankel (music)--went in search of it, drawing on a diary Little Edie kept in 1928 and :929 which presented the poignant picture of a daughter who both loved and abominated
her neurotic, exhibitionistic mother.
The overwhelming majority of the German people abominated
the crimes committed against the Jews and did not participate in them.
Less sudden than what I have spoken of as a revolution has been the entire change of popular feeling on the subject of bicycles I do not mean the feeling of those thousands who have lately become converts--slow unwilling converts like myself many of them--to the art of cycling, but the feeling also of those sections of society who, though for various reasons unable to ride themselves now tacitly approve of and encourage what a few years ago they condemned and abominated
. (7) The bicycle simply acquired respect, and as one commentator noted that it had 'come to stay was unquestionable.
He lived long enough, alas, to witness the Soviet slaughter of 18 million souls in the name of such putatively timeless and placeless "truths" Tolkien also abominated
the prospect of English emerging as the new lingua franca for the entire world.
Mencken, one of the many American celebrities whom Cooke came to know: "As old age came on he was noticeably more tolerant, even of types he abominated
, like evangelists, city politicians and golfers." Of the assassination of President Kennedy: "We have been cheated, in a moment, by a wild but devilishly accurate stroke of the promise of what we had begun to call the Age of Kennedy."
In Mahon's discussion of 'Night-Train Journey', a variant title for 'Girls in Their Seasons', he comments in the letter cited above that 'its present form, which incidentally represents a reasonable compromise between the ur-version and the rewrite of it which you abominated
, should leave you fairly happy, I think'.