beadsman


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a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another

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s making a bad joke when she announces she's Lenore Beadsman, there to see Lenore Beadsman - save for the fact that she is, in a manner of speaking, Lenore Beadsman, there to see Lenore Beadsman.
Except Stonecipher Beadsman II has shaped East Corinth to resemble Jayne Mansfield's profile.
The Beadsman, an aged supplicant who at the beginning of the poem is telling his rosary with cold-numbed fingers in the castle chapel.
The first five stanzas contrast the Beadsman, coldly at his prayers, with the "argent revelry" making gaudy the great hall.
We can find intimations of this moral imperative to pay attention to what lies outside ourselves throughout Wallace's novels--from the detective-like narrative quest for Lenore Beadsman, Sr.
It begins with the Beadsman, for instance, his fingers "numb" from telling his rosary, framed by "emprison'd" sculptures that "seem to freeze" and "ache" as he passes by in "slow degrees" (1-9), but this static or indolent tempo is soon replaced with a narrative pace one might term stalling,
Owner-breeder Sir Joseph Hawley counts his lucky stars that no-one wanted to buy his horses when he put them up for sale last year after he wins the Derby with his 10-1 chance Beadsman.
In The Broom of the System (1987), Lenore Beadsman fears that she is no more than a linguistic construct; in Infinite Jest (1996), Don Gately commits to praying to a Higher Power of which he cannot conceive; in The Pale King (2011), Chris Fogle's life is changed by a series of insights into the nature of freedom.
To make this broad task manageable, I will structure the essay around a comparison of three key scenes of dialogue within the novels themselves: the conversation between LaVache and Lenore Beadsman on an Amherst hill in The Broom of the System; the Remy Marathe-Hugh Steeply dialogue atop an Arizona mountain in Infinite Jest; and the multi-character debate that takes place in an elevator in [section]19 of The Pale King.
The beadsman also earns "his soul's reprieve" (25) so that present deprivation earns him future enjoyment.
The beadsman is not the only character to enjoy the pleasures of deferral while imagining an Other who possesses enjoyment.
I argue that Broom constructs this ground through its exploration of two eschatological poles: Lenore Beadsman Sr.
The rupture of the poem's spell is finally achieved in the last stanza, which crudely narrates that Angela dies "palsy-twitch'd, with meagre face deform" and that the Beadsman is left asleep "among his ashes cold" (376, 378).
One freshman came up to me after a lecture in El Paso to say that he had always thought Angela and the Beadsman were having a sexual affair.