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Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.

[be- + lated.]

be·lat′ed·ly adv.
be·lat′ed·ness n.
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In the book's first chapter, "On the Periphery," Aarons and Berger underscore that third-generation writers are "digging around the ruins of memory," with "an anxious fear of belatedness," perpetually in a double bind between the impossibility of knowing and the duty to tell, with a feeling that "time is running out and that the meaningful things were always left unspoken." (1) While privileging third-generation representations, the authors examine painstakingly the issues faced earlier by Holocaust survivors whose writing has become the "landscape of memory" and bemoan the loss of their powerful voices.
A similar thread runs in the exhibit "Motions of This Kind: Propositions and Problems of Belatedness" curated by Cristina and Delphine Mercier of SOAS.
In a statement on Friday, the DFA said that the artists will showcase their works in a group exhibit entitled 'Motions of This Kind: Propositions and Problems of Belatedness' at the Brunei Gallery at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Belatedness and survival are concerns here: the poems as tentative answers to the questions of what to do when you survive your loves, your losses, the "names in me," tuning in and out like a (Spicerian) radio, with the precision of high gain ("the gain and its foliage").
"I have no place to take myself except painting." Given the dislocation, internment, and belatedness that mark the artist's biography, it's significant that Ito understood her medium in explicitly spatial, situated terms--as a "place" to be entered and inhabited, from her palatial, arabesque-crowned Island in the Sun, 1978, to the bleached container of Walls of No Escape, 1980.
Yet the dithering by the establishment in maintaining lines of communication open with India to discuss parameters of the project, as well as its belatedness in bringing the issue to the notice of the World Bank adds to a litany of political and foreign policy gaffes that the establishment has exhibited it its reign.
Other studies, however, emphasize the continuing influence of high-modernist predecessors on contemporary writers (or "cultural belatedness," in Harold Bloom's theory of The Anxiety of Influence [1997, xxv]), so that in Ann Keniston's Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry (2015), poets such as Adrienne Rich, Mark Doty, James Merrill, and Jorie Graham remain inescapably the pale epigoni of T.
The symposium concentrates on the following themes: romanticism, belatedness in composition in the long nineteenth and twentieth century, influences on Dohnanyi's style, Dohnanyi the performer and performing Dohnanyi, and Dohnanyi's relationships in European and American musical life.
Chinas memory of more than a century of foreign domination, moreover, is if anything a deeper well of grievance than Germany's anxiety of belatedness for having failed to achieve a unified identity comparable to Britain's or France's in time to establish its own global empire.
Bozovic begins by surveying Pushkin's novel with an eye on perennial Russian anxiety about cultural centers and peripheries, especially when it comes to Russian literature's belatedness and the concomitant fear of unoriginality and marginality.
Nor, Lesser argues, can one write a straightforward cultural history of Q1's reception and interpretation without reckoning with the quarto's belatedness, its entry into a set of firmly-established discourses that had grown up without it.