disjecta membra


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disjecta membra

(dɪsˈdʒɛktə ˈmɛmbrə)
pl n
(Library Science & Bibliography) scattered fragments, esp parts taken from a writing or writings
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They might be useful to me as relics of my adventure," said he, "but beyond that I can hardly see what use the disjecta membra of my late acquaintance are going to be to me.
The student prompts the Sphinx to re-member Ammon from of his disjecta membra, just as he strives to re-member the Sphinx with his daydream, and just as, in extent, Wilde the poet strives to recall and piece together mythical history into an aphrodisiac mosaic.
In new sculptural works, such as The Aboutthing (in the air) and Now, in the Sunroom (both 2009), Trecartin and Fitch show tableaux of intertwined, evocative objects, like a dream's disjecta membra or props from a trashed film studio: swimming pool, mannequins in meltdown, luggage thrown helter-skelter.
Borsi, for instance, writes suggestively about Alberti's creative process: from the enormous quantity of disparate kinds of source materials converging in his mind Alberti, from his modern experience, recomposes the disjecta membra of antiquity.
Burt is provocatively right that Web formations--potentially infinite, evanescent, recherche--challenge the institutional fixity of "popular culture" as an entity of criticism, even as they potentially give rise to a regressive fear (or a progressive hope) that the disjecta membra of the Shakespearean corpus can never be knit into one whole.
The Innovative Act," and "Writers and Writing: Disjecta Membra.
Common sense, the resourcefulness which is born of a varied experience, and the habit of dealing with questions of organisation to suit special circumstances, are alone to be relied on where a new army has to be constituted from the disjecta membra of an old one.
In the mirror the object is both completed and broken: disjecta membra.
And despite whatever offensive and unnecessary neologisms, unidiomatic foreignisms, and shoddy syntax may have been inflicted on the language, many of the disjecta membra of "dry bones" have come to life, albeit not without scarring.
The title of the poem comes from Guido Ceronetti's The Science of the Body ("These fragments are the disjecta membra of an elusive, coveted and vaguely scented knowledge.
The Absolute Spirit would do once again what religion had done in the past: ft would reunite the disjecta membra.
The excremental vision, the denuding effect, and the blind rearing and thrusting constitute precisely the disjecta membra of the hallucinatory erotic fabrication.