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In The Seasons, the remarkable travails of Armenians living in a wild, mountainous terrain are encapsulated in two recurrent images: one of a man holding on to a sheep as the two are washed down a turbulent stream; the other of farmers pulling and pushing haystacks down a hair-raisingly steep hill to their village.
Although the globe-trotting protagonists of both Kilroy's novels possess a lack of self-consciousness with regard to the value of money or stability that seems to be a hallmark of Celtic Tiger Ireland; the chaos of their personal lives and most intimate relationships suggest past traumas that have never fully been recovered from, while the money and valuable works of art and high craftsmanship in circulation in All Summer and Tenderwire are of hair-raisingly questionable origin.
But once in the river, the current was so strong that we missed the first eddy and spun helplessly and hair-raisingly backward down the rocky channel.
When one must pass on-coming vehicles it is hair-raisingly memorable.
Audiences will rediscover him in Running With Scissors, the big-screen version of Augusten Burroughs's hair-raisingly funny memoir of growing up in the '70s with a wildly unstable mother who adopted him out to her crackpot psychiatrist and his bizarre extended family.
You'll remember most fondly its '68 shape, and being driven hair-raisingly by the Dukes of Hazzard.
The whole point about this series, apart from the fact that it's hair-raisingly close, is that it's being conducted in a hard-but-fair manner that provides a perfect example of how sport should be.
Two narrow lanes most of the way, it snakes along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, transporting a river of buses, trucks, cars, three-wheeled tuk-tuks, motorbikes, and bicycles, all of them weaving hair-raisingly among the livestock, dogs, humans, and other forms of life.
From the hair-raisingly lovely a cappella renditions of the traditional Sussex song "Bright Shining Morning" and of an obscure Christmas carol titled "Shepherds Arise" to surprisingly effective similar treatments of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" and the Marty Robbins country weeper "At the End of a Long, Lonely Day," the pure vocal numbers are the album's clear highlights.
Enjoy Halloween a bit longer with these hair-raisingly horror-ific reads.
In Arendt's eyes, Rahel lived long enough to redeem herself by thinking hard about the meaning of what she had been born into: "Beneath the surface," her life as a parvenu "was preparing the ground for those few important perceptions which she had to have before she died, for to die without them would have constituted real bankruptcy; those few insights which, for her generation and in her milieu, were so hair-raisingly heretical that without bourgeois security she would never have found the boldness to face them.
Not as hair-raisingly mortifying as the woman from one of the bar teams in Taylor's softball league who showed up at a game last summer with her girlfriend on a leash.
Key moments such as the opening in the depths of the Rhine, in which the strings climb hair-raisingly out of the murky brass to the brilliant first note by Woglinde, the descent into Nibelheim, and the entrance of the gods into Valhalla are the work of a major orchestra and a conductor with a dramatic gift rivaling Solti's.
It was not he on his own authority who proclaimed this infallible rejection of the ordination of women as priests (or even as deacons), which most Catholics find incomprehensible and most non-catholics find hair-raisingly incredible.