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Synonyms for threnody

a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

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Entre sus publicaciones mas recientes se encuentra: The Politics of the Scream in a Threnody. En Deleuze And Contemporary Art, eds.
Maf the Dog, like Lolita, like The Great Gatsby, is a threnody for lost innocence." JOHN BANVILLE
The multiple award-winning Penderecki won his first honor in 1960 when he received a Europe-wide prize for his "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" for string orchestra.
This is what happened: I described the dawn chorus in my local woods as a 'threnody'.
For connoisseurs of the jeremiad, Dalrymple's The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism will be a necessary purchase; with Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses (2005) and Not with a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline (2008), The New Vichy Syndrome completes a three-part threnody on the victims of intellectual failure.
Poems (Coffee House Press, 2006), Threnody (Erring Press, 2006), and
Perhaps if they leaned hard enough a kind of Braille memento mori might be forged, imprinted as a warning threnody on the fabric of the national psyche.
The queen made several appreciative remarks, but George VI looked on in silence, until the rich blacks, which run like a threnody through the series, drew from him his famous remark: 'You seem to have very bad luck with your weather, Mr Piper.' The same blacks underlie many of Piper's oil paintings made, at Osbert Sitwell's request, of the Sitwell family seat Renishaw Hall and of surrounding Derbyshire domains.
The work, Umuntu: Threnody and Dances, has explicit dramatic directions and staging included in its score.
The origins of El duelo can be traced ultimately to the Byzantine poetry of the Lamenting Virgin which, in turn, owed its theme and structure to the classical threnody, or funeral song, of the lamenting woman (Pelikan 128-29).
A threnody for rural life before 1914, the novel also contains a lethally accurate portrayal of the "professional anti-Fascist" demagogue, the 1930s forebear to Christopher Hitchens:
One of the passengers is Threnody, a strong-willed girl determined to apprentice with the lamplighters, and she replaces Rossamund as the primary object of scorn.
The seal nearly jumps out at us in a threnody of raspy exhalation, whereas we barely hear the man breathing, only the creaky rocking of his hammock over and above the sounds of the airplane's noisy engines.
In concert life itself, we can then trace the inclusion of previously unacceptable works in the programmes of official festivals--for example Krzysztof Penderecky's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and Luigi Nono's Le Victoire de Guernica could be performed at the Prague Spring in 1963.