35 Lacan 1977b, 104: "Thus the symbol manifests itself first of all as the murder of the thing, and this death constitutes in the subject the eternalization
of his desire.
That is, for Unamuno, it is imagination which allows the individual's identification and thus eternalization
with the other in literature.
In Aromas de leyenda, it is not an innocent childhood game that serves as the catalyst that allows the poet to represent the eternalization
of the instant but rather another type of innocence: the Edenic song of the "ave celeste" that reverberates in a primitive Galician world, arousing the monk from his metaphorical slumber as he awakens to a world of new aesthetic and temporal possibilities.
But Stifter must by necessity select specific moments to describe in what Sebald terms his "attempt at an eternalization
of beauty," his "Bemuhen um eine Verewigung der Schonheit" (Beschreibung 24).
As we have demonstrated, the ideological mechanisms of eternalization
function precisely in terms of what Willinsky calls "imperial show and tell.
It is "an attempt at the eternalization
of our deeds and nondeeds, to be an atheistic gospel" (p.
The dark night of the mystics, perhaps; or perhaps more pertinently, in the context of this present discussion and bearing in mind the constant repetition of the night as both setting and symbol in Carnero's poetry, the dark night of Orpheus's death which paradoxically led not to his end or demise but to the eternalization
of his grief and thus to the immortalizing powers of poetry.
of the everyday may be as close as the late 20th century can come to the sensibility of Giotto's Vision of Anna.