began to achieve literary distinction about 600 BC, when the poet Arion composed works of this type, gave them names, and formally presented them at the Great Dionysia competitions at Corinth.
In the Dionysiac dithyramb
man is stimulated to the highest intensification of his symbolic powers; something that he has never felt before urgently demands to be expressed: the destruction of the veil of maya, one-ness as the genius of humankind, indeed of nature itself." (71)
It was a revelation, for at eighteen I had no idea that words themselves--this tumbling riot of dithyrambs
and yawping apostrophes and bardic cries--had the power to throw open the portals of perception, so that one could actually begin to feel and taste and smell the very texture of existence.
He also underlines the period's function as a template for orations and dithyrambs
Not the kinds of dithyrambs
we find in his Cahiers articles, where critics held forth mainly about films they loved.
The modernists, he writes, "penetrated the consciousness of so many young men of my time with the weight and poignancy of birth or death, or first love, or any other sacred and terrible event." Wolfe showed him that a "tumbling riot of dithyrambs
and yawping apostrophes and bardic cries" could "throw open the portals of perception, so that one could actually begin to feel and taste and smell the very texture of existence" (438).
Using this Iranian prophet and the genre of religious poetry written as dithyrambs
echoing the New Testament and Platonic dialogues, Nietzsche discusses his concept of the Ubermensch (self-overcoming, self-mastery, the doctrine of the eternal return of the same, and the proposed transvaluation of all values that are all elements that have become central to the French revivals and reappropriations of Nietzsche (Deleuze, Klossowski, Foucault, Derrida, Koffmann) and one of the driving forces behind what is called "poststructuralism".
He died amid prosperity and dithyrambs
from all the poets he'd brought to live in Athens, a thousand aliens singing Pindar and Bacchylides.
The fantastic has inspired theatrical performances ranging in history and type from the Abydos Passion Play shown on the Ikhernofret Stone (1868 B.C.E.) to the ritual dances and dithyrambs
leading to Greek tragedy (according to Aristotle's Poetics c.
Isn't Anglo-American culture, with its free-form romantic odes, Whitmanian dithyrambs
, jazz solos, and drunken bouts of action painting, at heart something else, something, in fact, closer to the Chinese calligraphic tradition that Zao was so desperate to evade?
A drum-tympanum (a sonnet uttered by the Flying Head) --Paint a BABE naked BLUE with lips the day looks BA BU in dithyraMBs
BU taBOO put your teeth in BUBABU poetry grows from hunchback work a battle with money in the hump and BUBABU will BE reBELLion from the alphaBETs your head is weak the BArd explodes in your lips what the world hisses with the theater screams you'll play a poem that makes it worth it you'll end up in Paradise (or Paris) BU to death immortal BU and BU and BA and BUBABU
In making the argument that Anna takes on the choral role, I am therefore implying that she invokes the Dionysian element, since the chorus, with its musical dithyrambs
rooted in the mysterious origins of Greek tragedy as religious expression, represents what Nietzsche saw as the Dionysian spirit of intoxication.
The laureate part doesn't sound very democratic either, conjuring images of Roman court flatterers, bewigged monarchs who commission dithyrambs
for royal hymens.
When the Court declared flag-burning a form of free speech, the public shrieked, and the halls of Congress rang with indignant dithyrambs
of praise for the stars and stripes.