The point of prefiguration
was to preserve the values of individual conscience and nonviolence among activists' small network.
32:31)--and the earthly temple as a prefiguration
of the heavenly kingdom:
The penultimate chapter considers lifestyle politics in the neoliberal context, drawing out the contradictions of decentralized power, individualism and collective action, and mechanisms of prefiguration
Un debat a ete engage pour mettre [beaucoup moins que]la prefiguration
de cette commission ainsi que ses attributions, sa composition, son organisation et son fonctionnement[beaucoup plus grand que].
Instead, Kazin points to a very different image of the street as a path to freedom and discovery, a contemplative space where the young walker learns to reflect on his environment in a prefiguration
of his later mastery of it as a writer.
Coetzee's Dusklands as a prescient prefiguration
of the avid global consumption of multimedia images of trauma, which has come to be known as "war porn".
Schlegel's more radical position rejects such perpetual postponement and instead "turns the ideal into something produced in communication rather than deferred as the prefiguration
of unconditioned knowledge.
Meme si Daniel Fabre nous rappelle que <<la distinction du materiel et de l'immateriel [s'est trouvee] au coeur des debats>> de la mise en place, en 1979, de la commission de prefiguration
du Conseil du Patrimoine ethnologique au Ministere (francais) de la Culture et de la Communication (Fabre 1996a : 8)--dont le role dans la genese de la Convention de l'Unesco allait etre determinant--, <<immateriel>> est bien le terme qui a fini par s'imposer, meme si les Quebecois preferent utiliser la notion moins connotee de Patrimoine culturel vivant.
Clearly, historical accuracy is less important to Boccaccio than the restoration of an Edenic ethos, a prefiguration
of the peaceable kingdom envisioned by Isaiah, where wolf and lamb feed together and the lion eats straw like the ox (Isaiah 65.
One need hardly be reminded that for Christians the story of Abraham's near sacrifice is much more important than for Jews, for it is viewed as a prefiguration
of the sacrifice of Jesus for the sake of the salvation of believers through future ages.
The theme of Aeneas's success in fulfilling his mission, for which he must first overcome the temptation posed by Dido, is paralleled by the theme of Rome's glory in achieving greatness and empire, principally through its struggle against Carthage, but also against Cleopatra, for whom Dido serves as a prefiguration
In a prefiguration
of the imagery of "Love Among the Ruins," the objective poet is compared to "an open watch-tower in the midst of the territory it is erected to gaze on," while the subjective poet is said to carry his visions "on the retinas of his own eyes: we must look deep into his human eyes, to see those pictures on them" (1:1002).
If we take into account that literature allows us to become "like a third person of the infinitive, a fourth person singular" (Deleuze and Parnet 48), this nameless woman might be a prefiguration
of a version of ourselves, one which awaits and precedes us: a prefiguration
which we might step into through reading.
In any case, the story has been long and roundly dismissed as "a malicious gossip-story" (Baker 133), as "a slight, rather nasty piece of demolition work" (Shepherd 15), as a satire whose object is "quite plain" (Perloff 679), as wholly lacking in "cafe' wit" (Fenton 154), and as "a prefiguration
of the bad Hemingway of the early 1930s" (Grebstein 82).
To look at the roles of the artist and prose fiction writer in a positive light, it is a deformed prefiguration
of how we'll all be in post-capitalist society.