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|The sodomites,and whoremongers, and drunkards, and papists, and—” “|
Renouncement, the heroism of mediocrity,” the cardinal said. “It was a damned
mistake to ever let the lower orders get their hands on printing presses forthat has
|Sordello, like Sordello at his best, repudiates on one side the leadership poetics |
that produces testaments (the hero dies renouncing power on oppressive terms)
and on the other the mediocrity poetics that produces commodities (see the ...
|son because “the classical Bildungsroman seeks to put forward as exemplary the |
trajectory of a hero who [. . .] leaves ... Bildung does not consist in self-cultivation
but in (freely) allowing others to mold oneself—in willfully renouncing one's will.
|He survives through one of his useless qualities: the ability to be a spectator.44 |
Distant from both the hero who enters the fray and ... he who is conscious of his
limits, his inadequacy to fulfill great undertakings, the mediocrity of his own false,
ambivalent, and wavering passions. ... Wisdom consists of renouncing everything
that is exceptional, glorious, and eminent, since it is now inexorably wrapped in a
|Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture Ishay Landa ... Greed is punished as an |
example, but no more so than mediocrity: the materialistic cop is the descendant
of the Pazzi family which ... the masochist, who seeks pain as a form of
humiliation, expiation, and renouncement of the authority identified with the father
|... like the heroism he has just renounced, it makes him indispensable to |
humanity, which calls upon him and his artistic ... there is always the threat that
the disjuncture between imagined prowess and lived mediocrity might empty the
fiction of ...
|Jewsbury's novel had shown a heroine renouncing a lover on grounds of |
principle, then discovering that he had been unworthy of her all along. ... the
keeping”; and if it were the fact, renunciation would cease to be moral heroism,
and would be simply a calculation of prudence. ... Where is that Goshen of
mediocrity in which a smattering of science and learning will pass for profound
instruction, where ...
|Or, Lives of Eminent Individuals who Have Renounced Libertine Principles and |
Sceptical Opinions, and Embraced Christianity Andrew Crichton ... These he
called Heroides, or Heroic Epistles; which were elegantly written, although they
did more credit to his talents than ... Mediocrity, protected by them, was sure of
success; while talents, which refused to bow their tribunal, were persecuted and
|American tale recording one more case of dreams renounced and mediocrity |
embraced. ... Condemned to guessing souls for man, rather than establishing a
single heroic, gathering presence, such mobility led Pound to keep repeating a ...
|A cinematic survival story featuring a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is also a gripping tale ...|