provides a nice sample of the diegesis becoming the subject for the discourse of the character and the commenting of the narrator.
After years with Sweet Mary by "Sweet Afton," the tragic child bride Annabel Lee, the "Raven" quoting "Nevermore," and the man without a country (but with a "dead soul
") sauntering the deck of ship after ship, mumbling, "I can never say again, |This is my own native land,'"(1) I became an initiate of "tragedy" as my mentor envisioned it, and was eventually baptized as a true believer.
His next host was Sobakevich, who at first demanded the unreasonable sum of one hundred rubles for each name of a dead soul
. Chichikov finally persuaded him to accept two and a half rubles apiece, a higher price than he had planned to pay.
"To be a vampire is to believe that I have a living body but a dead soul
A clue may lie in the title of one of Coleman's earlier installations, Charon, which refers to the mythical boatman who ferries dead soul
across the Styx, and to the philosopher Roland Barthes' idea of photography as a metaphorical death, a crossing-over from a particular living moment to an image fixed for eternity.
"Tell me, child, / is your heart as heavy as / mine is, year after year / a pebble bank raised / by the waves of the sea / all the way to the North, / every stone a dead soul
I and this sky so grey?" Sebald's vision, the most refined connection between the three components, is stated at the outset of the third section.
Before 1530 it was common to entrust your soul to the saints or the virgin and your wealth to the provision of masses for your dead soul
and embellishment for the church.
And where you must respond with the dead soul
of an automaton unless you wish the wrath of the self-righteous coin-thrower to be visited upon you.
The pounds 50million striker with the dead soul
was beaten by a team fashioned by a manager who has more feeling for his club than Torres will ever have.
AS a fan of the dead soul
singer Otis Redding, I have to raise my voice in protest.
Then just the footsteps of someone running away; then Hebrew chanting; then a sort of Austro-Hungarian salon ensemble, discreetly summoning the dead soul
of Central Europe.
So unlike the extremely self-aware and postmodern Lerner, Ehrlich Sachs, with his total commitment to completing every single skit, resembles older writing--bawdy tales from Gogol's Dead Souls
or Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel-- and thus displays a modern attitude.
And he told me to go out and raise dead souls
; those who are spiritually dead, the poor in spirit.
Taking his criticism of the establishment in Pakistan forward, Sattar maintains, "If it weren't for them (Pashteen and other PTM leaders), and the fact that their message is resonating with Pakistanis, there is much else around us leading to the conclusion that we are a people with dead souls