nympholept


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a person seized by nympholepsy

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calling himself a nympholept, Humbert Humbert is engaging both
Humbert's aesthetics of immediate accuracy and instantaneous discernment ensures that he is always already aware of any significant "discrepancies"--in fact, it is the surmounting of those temporal discrepancies by means of the nympholept's peculiar capacity for "focal adjustment" that constitutes the "thrill" of identifying (and ultimately possessing) the "nymphet."
There were readings of "Hertha," "Ave Atque Vale," "Thalassius," and several of "A Nympholept" and "The Lake of Gaube," signs that Swinburne's later poetry was now on the map.
Fisher considers "Swinburne's 'A Nympholept' in the Making," setting it in the context of the 1890s and its critical reception into the twentieth century.
Writing to William Sharp, in October 1901, Swinburne, expressed great pleasure at finding the lengthy poem "A Nympholept included, in a "leading place," in the Tauchnitz edition of his verse, Lyrical Poems, edited by Sharp.
Among noteworthy modern scholarly assessments of "A Nympholept" is that by Clyde K.
What we encounter in "A Nympholept," is, however, one of those startling poems that reflects numerous currents typical, for many, of the arts in the 1890s.
The New York Public Library manuscript version of "A Nympholept" consists of fourteen leaves of deep blue paper, measuring 8 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches, with eight vertical line marks at one-inch intervals, undated, with no additional markings.
This British Library manuscript paper is dated 1881, although we have no precise knowledge about just when Swinburne commenced composition of "A Nympholept." The poem was published first in Black and White, May 23, 1891 (pp.
"A Nympholept" is a visionary poem, a succession of scenes, about the relationship of man and nature, in which the speaker is bewildered by his dreaming and the concept of dreaming.
The lady-in-waiting in the turret might then be nothing more than an imaginative construction of the speaker, an expression of his own ardent desire: he the nympholept, and she the elusive nymph.
In glancing through a dozen selections of his poems, I have come across only one which includes 'A Nympholept'--the greatest and strangest of his later lyrics" (p.
Two essential late Swinburne poems, "A Nympholept" and "The Lake Of Gaube," are present and correct.
This issue has clear implications for how we read some of Swinburne's later lyrics, especially "A Nympholept" and some of Tristram.
215), discussing "Les Noyades," the conclusion to Tristram of Lyonesse, and "The Lake of Gaube," and ending with "A Nympholept," where the speaker is in a different way i ncorporated into the body of the female sublime.