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n.1.Destruction; - opposed to creation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Stevens's metamorphosis of Phoebus constitutes the preliminary stage of the process of decreation, a washing clean of old images which more than full erasure becomes a way of "speaking to and through old writers," Milton and Keats in particular.
Although the condition of exile should not be seamlessly integrated into general conceptualizations of mobility, "a dynamic of (re)creation and decreation of the self" that is premised on movement and harbors a subversive potential can also be traced in exile life writing in a variety of ways.
In "Decreation: How Women Like Sappho, Marguerite Porete, and Simone Weil Tell God," Anne Carson describes how, rather than a blind trance, the writings of three female mystics--the poet Sappho, Marguerite Porete, a medieval Christian mystic, and 20th-century French mystic Simone Weil--present the process of ekstasis as more of a self-unfolding, or a self-exposure to the world.
Torture is an act of decreation, an inverse of the stories of creation and destruction from Hebrew scripture" (1601).
Griffiths, Decreation: The Last Things of All Creatures (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014), 233.
As Alessia Ricciardi explains: "As she presents it, decreation amounts to abolishing the self so that God can be everything." Alessia Ricciardi, "From Decreation to Bare Life: Weil, Agamben and the Impolitical," Diacritics 39, no.
Weithman (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2008) 83-117; and Griffiths, Decreation: The Last Things of All Creatures (Waco, TX: Baylor University, 2014) chaps.
"Decreation: The Last Things Of All Creatures" explores how orthodox Christian theology might be developed to include the last things of all creatures.
In Jen Currin's accomplished fourth collection, the West Coast poet considers the diverse ways we are "schooled" and school others--and what "deschooling" (in the spirit of Simone Weil/Anne Carson's "decreation") could mean.
In their resourceful analyses of the work of artists such as David Claerbout, Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Grandrieux, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and others, the authors put to use a range of key concepts from Agamben's rich body of work, like biopolitics, decreation, gesture, potentiality and profanation.
The results showed that DBT could not only withstand significantly decreation of blood cells by immune-mediated, but also stimulate on the growth of bone marrow colony cell and increase the weight of hemopoietic progenitor of bone marrow.
In his essay on Stevens, Wilson focuses on the poet's negation (decreation) of "false or prior notions of the sublime" (177), of the sublime related to vastness and the spectacular, and of "the idealized notion that vastness of place demands a corresponding vastness of spirit on the poet's part" (176).