Even the logic exercised in the passage is shot through with irony: Every piece of evidence that should reinforce the reality of Angelica's irretrievability
instead causes Orlando to engage in more involved acts of self-deception while the tale meant to salve Orlando's wounded wits only inflames them further.
Beyond this simple fact of mortality, however, Patroclus' irretrievability
stands in meaningful contrast with the case of Helen, who, in principle at least, can be won back.
Under all the settings and plot contrivances, love--and its elusiveness--is the candle that keeps diminishing into the wax of irretrievability
. This is the ember of Stevens' young woman's journey: the desire for love never dies even in the face of tragedy.
Garson states, "the irretrievability
lost world of childhood" (33), but for a time when the freedom of choice seemed possible.
In the present time, as we gaze at the photographs, their seeming "small sighs of despair" express the irretrievability
of the dead intervening years, as well as the disappearance of those people now literally dead whom the images record.
If anything, the belatedness and irretrievability
of the past make the realization, as he says, "hopelessly poignant."
of onboard motor vehicle crash event data" for all
With La voluntad, Martinez Ruiz not only gives us a contradictory perception of time as both rapid or monotonous, but he also reveals its irretrievability
. This irretrievability
is expressed through Yuste's and Azorin's nostalgia for the Spanish past.
(26) Writing on the online Derridabase, Peter Krapp has thus proposed the online logic of hypertext--'decentred, dispersive storage on the internet'--as an apt format to store and to interact with Derrida's own work, not through an attempt to gain encyclopaedic knowledge of it, but by viewing it as 'a structure of many heads, the totality of which cannot be retrieved and is perhaps indeed saved by its irretrievability
(9.) Britton reads this nondescription of the slave revolts as a sign of their unrepresentable nature: "Insurrection, in other words, which is the only form of political action open to the slaves, cannot be made intelligible within the boundaries of conventional realist fictional discourse, and this 'silence' is another indication of the irretrievability
of subaltern consciousness" (64).
275) and may ultimately even result in hermeneutical irretrievability
of the 'true' story.
Yet, for all its irretrievability
, for all the gulfs that time creates, perpetually marooning us on the little island of the present, reaching out to touch the same object that inspired my six-year-old self helps to confer some sense of continuity to set beside all the changes that separate now from then.
Mavor 'seek[s] to rescue nostalgia' (p34) from easy critical dismissal of it as backward-looking and inauthentic state and her own nostalgic readings invite us to embrace the fetishistic structure of our relationship to history and (our) childhood, one that cuts betwixt and between joyous return and total irretrievability
. Nostalgia is not a dirty word in this enterprise and Mavor is unafraid to risk sentimentalism with her boys, happily admitting that '[Her] Book has a Disease' (chapter one) but a disease that acknowledges its symptoms rather than disavowing them.
The major differences of such virtual communities from traditional communities are: 1) the freedom from geographical limitation; 2) the accessibility at one's own convenience; 3) the irretrievability
of information/messages; and 4) the limitation of communicative acts to textual messages.
Commenting on their irretrievability
and demonstrating his flair for words, he wrote that such a policy was "indefensible" in an environment of machine retrieval and that articles "indexed in such general terms are merely occupying space on the citation file" (Lancaster, 1969a, p.131).