cenacle

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cen·a·cle

 (sĕn′ə-kəl)
n.
1. A clique or circle, especially of writers.
2. A small dining room, usually on an upper floor.

[French cénacle, from Old French cenacle, the room where the Last Supper took place, from Latin cēnāculum, dining room, garret, from cēna, meal; see sker- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cēnāculum.]

cenacle

(ˈsɛnəkəl) or

coenacle

n
1. a supper room, esp one on an upper floor
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (capital) the room in which the Last Supper took place
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin cēnāculum, from cēna supper]

cen•a•cle

(ˈsɛn ə kəl)

n.
1. (cap.) the room where the Last Supper took place.
2. a religious retreat house.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin cēnāculum top story, attic (orig., presumably, dining room)]

cenacle

- A discussion group or literary clique—also, a small dining room where a literary or philosophic group eats and talks (from Latin cena, "dinner"), such as the room in which the Last Supper was held.
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Philip, too, looked into the future, and he saw Clutton in twenty years, bitter, lonely, savage, and unknown; still in Paris, for the life there had got into his bones, ruling a small cenacle with a savage tongue, at war with himself and the world, producing little in his increasing passion for a perfection he could not reach; and perhaps sinking at last into drunkenness.
If the final remark in this eloge of the cenacles security ("certaine de n'etre point trahie") appears to tempt fate, however, it does so with good reason.
Novice en diplomatie, jamais ministre, Francois Hollande sera "l'homme" de toutes ces rencontres car il s'agit du "seul nouveau chef d'Etat" qui participera a ces cenacles et "ses declarations seront observees a la loupe", note un diplomate ayant requis l'anonymat.
Il etait de toutes les grandes reunions des cenacles onusiens et j'aimais le retrouver le soir pour echapper aux grandes joutes des responsables politiques pour me refugier avec lui dans le monde des poetes.
Le romantisme militant de la Restauration et de la Monarchie de Juillet, liberal et << antibourgeois >>, s'organise autour de cenacles, de revues et d'offensives comme la bataille d'Hernani, et, avec Lamartine, Vigny, Musset, Hugo, Dumas, Nerval et d'autres, fait exploser la poesie, la dramaturgie et les formes romanesques dans une veine tantot troubadour et << walterscottee >>, tantot fantaisiste et fantastique, tantot prophetique et visionnaire.
And yet L'Arcadia in Brenta is far from the stylistic influence of academic cenacles, and immersed in the involutional process of the late-seventeenth-century Italian novella.
By the late 1920s dozens of Futurist clubs, circles, and cenacles had sprung up all over the peninsula, and the number of artists active in them had grown to over 1,000.
Il s' attarde a l'imbrication de strategies textuelles et de strategies institutionnelles que revelent les poesies dites << cenaculaires >> (diffusees par leurs auteurs a travers cenacles et salons pendant la periode romantique en France), pour en arriver a decrire le fonctionnement de ces reseaux de reconnaissance mutuelle --si importants pour les carrieres de l'ecrit.
Of course, we pray at our prayer groups, rosary cenacles, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and daily Mass.
Mises a part les chansons de ces cenacles, la musique officielle n'attirait jamais le public.
Parce que desabusee et effacee, deux decennies durant, des cenacles editoriaux, n'ayant fait l'objet d'aucune biographie reservee, a ce propos, aux grands ecrivains, l'auteur d' [beaucoup moins que] Arris [beaucoup plus grand que] (Algerie Litterature Actions, 1999), son second et dernier roman, a ete, samedi dernier, au c&oelig;ur d'une conference-debat, animee a Alger, par le journaliste romancier, Rachid Mokhtari, a l'occasion de la sortie, aux editions Chihab, d'un precieux essai, [beaucoup moins que] Yamina Mechakra, entretiens et lectures [beaucoup plus grand que] totalement consacre a la [beaucoup moins que] grande psychiatre du petit peuple [beaucoup plus grand que].
In a general sense, the analysis is grounded in a methodological foundation which borrows from Pierre Bourdieu's musings on the sociology of literature, and the reader encounters discussion of a number of interesting questions, such as perceived differences between cenacles on the one hand, and on the other, related forms of cultural expression such as salons, banquets, cabarets, and general literary cafe culture.