A man who had read deeply about Napoleon, or who had possibly received some hereditary family injury through the great war, might conceivably form such an IDEE FIXE and under its influence be capable of any fantastic outrage.
That won't do, my dear Watson," said Holmes, shaking his head, "for no amount of IDEE FIXE would enable your interesting monomaniac to find out where these busts were situated.
Criminals have no humanity, President Duterte said just five days ago-the latest iteration of the mindset that informs the idee fixe
of his political life, the war on drugs.
The overthrow of Bashar al-Assad has become an idee fixe
for Riyadh, prompting the Persian Gulf monarchy to throw money to arm anti-Assad Sunni extremists.
Taheri notes in his article on the book: "Khamenei distinguishes his idee fixe
about destroying Israel from European anti-Semitism.
And, as in the Prokofiev, Berlioz's idee fixe
changes depending on where the "woman'' is at the time.
As Harriet Hyman Alonso's biography hints at in its subtitle, the idee fixe
of the man who wrote the words for the protest song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" was his socialist-tinged politics, which got him blacklisted in Hollywood, despite his never having been a Communist.
The following chapter positions In the Skin of a Lion as having inaugurated the "mature phase" of Ondaatje's writing, creating a "counter-history of Canadian civic-modernity" and further developing Ondaatje's idee fixe
with narrative form (170, 137).
His idee fixe
of orthodoxy would be no more than an irritation if Bounds displayed more interest in actual literature and had greater sensitivity as a reader.
ROME * When the history of Benedict XVI's papacy is eventually written, a strong case probably could be made that it was fairly "Eurocentric," both in terms of the pontiff's own biography and interests, and the Vatican's corporate idee fixe
regarding Western secularism.
The first is a lunch-time concert at St Paul's by Idee Fixe
, an ensemble which is based in Thessaloniki in Greece and focuses on music written in the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Il part d'une idee fixe
dont le role artistique est visceral dans la modernisation de la socitete.