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And that bathetic reduction to the material object, with all the associated grim humor about waste, can be a source of grotesque laughter.
Hoagland lets the blood flow in many of his poems, but always in the bathetic mode, and one never imagines that Hoagland himself is actually physically menacing.
It is against such theorising that I reread the autobiographies of the "problematic" selves in these early beginnings to reveal the fallacy at the centre of Olney's bathetic reasoning.
Memory of these 18 days is so crowded that it is difficult to separate one event from another, one phase from the next: the dramatic, the moving, the bizarre, and the unreal from the bathetic.
A 7-inch from Wet Hair/Rene Hell, 12-inch from Caethua/Lazy Magnet, a cassette by Dawns, a book of photos by Justin Clifford Rhody and a new Bathetic website.
El Dealer" is enclosed by an abiding bathetic halo; nothing about it feels genuine - plot, performances, visuals - nothing.
In a final denouement, Ranjan fantasises about an alternate life in Mumbai during her test -- in a bathetic moment she breaks into Mujhe Kuch Kehna Haifrom Bobby, when asked to sing The Star Spangled Banner.
But the decision of the play's title gets at the conflict that transcends the bathetic domestic plot, and there is more to its story than domestic turmoil.
107] "Brutalization of Women in the Conflict Zone" [108] is illustrated through horrific tales of rampant violation a bathetic travesty which has yet to succeed in extinguishing completely the hope of regaining the traditional freedoms and prerogatives of Kashmiri women in the land of a spiritual luminary like Lalla-Ded.
Sure, North Carolina gave us Willie Jones, Michael Jordan, Thomas Wolfe, Fred Chappell, and dancing-pig barbecue shacks, but there's that embarrassing Gomer and Goober thing, and besides, what do states matter when all are bathed equally in the bathetic "God Bless the USA"?
The rest at" the cast and the Edmonton Opera chorus were solid, but Chuchman elevated this bathetic French farce into an evening of operatic giddiness.
Thus, similar to a bathetic duel, he invites the Czechoslovak customs officer to an open confrontation, knowing full well that the officer and the authority he represents cannot close their eyes or approve of the breach.
f, veloce, ardente) The phobic pathetic bathetic splenetic schizophrenic ape, The fanatical implacable hypocritical paranoidal homicidal ape, The everyone-else-is-wrong-and-only-I-am-right tormentor-of-others man-to-mud-reverted ape,
Like the pesky fly to which Menelaus is famously compared in Iliad 17-another passage that Chapman interprets as evidence of Homer's irrision--the passage inserts a bathetic note into the heroic gravity of Agamemnon's military affairs, making it all the more vexing to Chapman that other translators have "raced" the word automatos [unbidden], even though the "very sence of our Poet is not safe" without the inclusion of that word (72).