auto-da-fe


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the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)

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Having inexplicably entered the cell and now standing before the newly awakened Alonzo, Melmoth takes advantage of the terror that the auto-da-fe dream has inspired in the inmate, offering to free him in exchange for his soul (183, 409).
Auto-da-fe, 1946), with a brief glance to its remediation as a radio play in 2003.
I had known virtually nothing about that side of the family--whereas my father's was more familiar to me, at least as far back as the emigration of my great-great-great-great-grandmother Clara from Portugal in 1730, following the death of her husband Gaspar in an auto-da-fe.
The ordered world of the library is the focus of chapter 7, which considers Kantian duty and distance from lived experience in Elias Canetti's Auto-da-Fe, whose protagonist wishes to remain cloistered in his book collection.
'Auto-da-fe': Cruel as the grave/you said of jealousy/that night you were even crueler,/when I came to you still/in the winding sheet.
Should the inquisition find you guilty (and very few were acquitted), one could scarcely avoid the further shame of public exhibition at an auto-da-fe. Any appeal from the judgment of the Inquisition was virtually impossible.
Instead of arranging her auto-da-fe, whether for murder or child endangerment, the State of Utah should be asking itself how it can improve services for poor, pregnant, mentally ill substance abusers--and maybe take a look at adoption agency practices, too.
This auto-da-fe suggest the poet's willingness to strip away all illusions, including the ones he may still harbor.
The first is the 1921 article, 'Going for a Walk' and after this come: the Jewish Quarter, Displaced Persons, Traffic, Berlin Under Construction, Bourgeoisie and Bohemians, Berlin's Pleasure Industry, An Apolitical Observer Goes to the Reichstag and, finally, his 1933 essay, written from his exile in Paris, 'The Auto-da-Fe of the Mind' which contains his reflections on the Nazi takeover of Germany.
"Midons" explores the phenom of 12th-century troubadours, and she describes "Menocchio" as an "auto-da-fe comedy set in the 16th century."
It's an eerie prefiguring of the Lady Di auto-da-fe. Voste ll was, of course, a psychic, and I have no doubt that the study of his oeuvre may lead to a far better grip on whatever future we may have in store than would poking around in Nostradamus.
The part devoted to Auto-da-Fe begins with the charming 1936 review of the novel written by Hermann Hesse.
Elias Canetti, Nobel Prize winner, is best known for his novel Auto-da-fe and for studying the psychology of crowds, which can be radically different from the make-up of each individual within that crowd.
Even a notorious auto-da-fe occurred far less often and ended up finally as an occasional festivity.