In this essay, I contend that Vandover's demise is not simply the plot of a man's descent into brutishness
, but indicative of a wider cultural change that many other young bachelors living in cities encountered after the Panic of 1893.
For me, transcendent experience is not so much a challenge as an opportunity to experience reality not in its brutishness
but in its overtones of grandeur.
Although some audience members enjoyed this premise, applauding a script that makes us see "the real Turner," with his frustrated communication with his mistresses, his nearly Neanderthal brutishness
, his brooding walks along the sea, this Turner is not particularly interesting, once one takes away his artistic genius.
Unexpectedly denied the Prix Goncourt in 2005, Michel Houellebecq's The Possibility of an Island reprises themes from earlier books: the unsurpassable exquisiteness of sexual pleasure; the dismal teleology of age and decay, sagging flesh borne down to the tomb unrelieved by spiritual joy or the eschatological promise of an afterlife; persistent human brutishness
culminating in an episode of apocalyptic bloodshed.
She recalled the brutishness
of military training and the effect it had on the psyche: "As a soldier, one learned who the enemy is and they become not a person who has ideas and thoughts and could reason, but a mere ant that could be crushed.
But observers say the reality of the criminal underworld is one of brutishness
and thuggery, where only a very few achieve the wealth and standing to which they aspire.
Observers say the reality of the criminal underworld is one of brutishness
and risk, where only a few achieve the wealth and standing to which they aspire.
It is also significant that, of the two Roman deities associated with war, Lummis likens Faustino to Mars (whose brutishness
is contrasted frequently with Minerva's wisdom under similar circumstances).
In the United States, the case in Steubenville has become controversial partly because of the brutishness
that the young men have been accused of, but also because of concerns that the authorities protected the football team.
The main driver looks at whether the individual is working from the altar of wisdom or from the nadir of brutishness
, a term used in the Nicomachean Ethics, or anywhere in between.
The managing coordinator of StatE-ko magazine, Okan BaE-, wrote in the magazine's January-February 2012 issue, "As you know, OgE-n Samast is only a robust youth; he attacked a man who said there is a brutishness
inherent to Turks.
That happy postwar vision has long since devolved from Jetsonian utopia to post-peak oil apocalypse, a new MadMax era of economic collapse and medieval brutishness
No longer would sexuality have to be lumped together with stupidity, brutishness
, earnestness and exploutation; it could instead be harnessed to what is noblest in us," he said.
Argentine aggression in the Falklands was perpetrated by a junta of singular brutishness
But beyond an Emerald Isle back five that combines brutishness
with bucketfuls of class and gnarled experience, the truth is Wales have little to fear.