The selections that follow, grouped chronologically and concentrating on Morocco and Algeria, with no reference to Tunisia or Libya, accentuate the lachrymose
and weepy, the nation demands justice for Zainab's muder.
Hardly paintings, these basic word/image presentations have a Chaplinesque charm; their spareness--their witty near-nothingness--cuts through the phlegmy and the lachrymose
with the keenness of newly won sobriety.
Buckley, proud and lachrymose
, was so emotional during the immediate post-race period that he could not speak when a TV microphone was shoved in front of him.
(This commitment became somewhat anomalous when a particularistic style of Jewishness came to dominate Israeli public life in the late 1970s, conflicting with the universalistic temper of post-war Jewish liberalism.) As if it were necessary given the lachrymose
interpretation of Jewish history, the Holocaust imparted a "catastrophe perspective" (later called a "paranoic streak") that continues to instill a sense of urgency about Jewish survival.
The legendarily lachrymose
actor and director immediately burst into tears.
Hollywood decreed that only one performer could kick off the "talkies," so Al Jolson, the world's greatest entertainer, was The Singing Fool, making the Queen's echo to the sound of stifled sobs with the most lachrymose
of all his offerings, Sonny Boy.
The great Jewish historian Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, who died in 2009, famously declared that history was "the faith of fallen Jews." Yerushalmi had trained under the preeminent 20th-century Jewish historian Salo Baron, whose epic (and unfinished) 18-volume A Social and Religious History of the Jews was celebrated for its paradigm-shifting rejection of the "lachrymose
" view of Jewish history.
I would fail to deliver even one coherent word during this short spell of lachrymose
excess but would then instantly regain total composure, curtly utter the words "thank you very much", and leave the stage.
The film's producers are no doubt hoping that -- paired with likable, if unlikely, romantic leading men like Phoenix and Renner -- Cotillard's lachrymose
abilities will win Gray a share of the lucrative chick market.
The Holocaust was a unique event, but the basic nationalist litany is similar across nations -- almost a literary genre in itself -- for it is poised between a lachrymose
sense of self-pitying victimhood and a vainglorious account of heroic deeds.
Those tears that stream down faces when our dreary national anthem is sung blind the lachrymose
to our country's many shortcomings.
The brioche was worthy of Marie Antoinette, incidentally, every crumb of it, as were the breathtaking displays of Lombardy panettone, whose very name--pan del ton, according to some etymologies--means "bread of luxury' As was the Verona pawdoro, and the lachrymose
colomba--from Pavia, methinks, or somewhere like that The whole thing was nothing short of indescribable.
LDP LET'S ignore, for now, the gloom inherent in much of Chancellor George Osborne's lachrymose
Autumn Statement yesterday, redolent as it was with depressing growth forecasts and more austerity than a shelf-full of Dickens tear-jerkers.
The aim of the event, the lachrymose
radio and TV host explained, was to "come celebrate America by honoring our heroes, our heritage, and our future" I covered the event for reason.tv, and I found the rally interesting, strange, and powerful.