a.1.Devouring one's self or itself.
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It's a realm of weird parables, impossible logics, self-devouring stories; a realm flooded with moonlight, at times lush, at times vacant.
Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this kaleidoscopic novel crackles with the invention and wit.
Pretend that there is no link between generations and you will end like the mythic Uroboros, the circular self-devouring snake.
Theirs is a masochistic and self-devouring love, but it suits their hyperbolic style, and everything is lovey-dovey--until Jackie looks around the crummy room he and Veronica share in a Times Square residential hotel and spots a hat that doesn't belong to him.
The theological-ethical issue is how to step out of this hopeless, self-devouring process, and how to imagine and enact an alternative way in the world.
The title painting shows museum installers attaching a large painting of self-devouring dinosaurs to the wall, everything flattened in cosmic foregrounding.
Fridriksdottir's visual language weaves together private and collective myths: As with the self-devouring serpent, becoming and passing away, creation and destruction, are, from this perspective, seen as one.
But the lamb is also associated with a divided, self-devouring family, thus becoming a political allegory of the Spanish Civil War.
21) And everything else takes on that character: even reading partakes of the model of devouring, when in 'Characteristics' Carlyle finds that 'Literature' is becoming 'one boundless, self-devouring Review' ('Characteristics', p.
Contrived, not made, their music was a self-devouring silence.
Yet in its plea for a pause from the self-devouring rat race there are haunting moments of spiritual serenity.
I do love a daredevil, and I appreciate Davis's mix-mistressing the lyricism of Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping with the archaic knowledge of Angela Carter and the self-devouring rage of Kathy Acker.