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bardo

(ˈbɑːdəʊ)
n (often capital)
(Buddhism) (in Tibetan Buddhism) the state of the soul between its death and its rebirth
[Tibetan bardo between two]
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In an increasingly surreal and dreamlike narrative, the reader is sucked into the narrator's liminal state. It's deliciously unsettling.
However, this prolonged intermediate solution has also kept people in a liminal state for a longer period of time.
In Chapter 4, "Caravaggio and Homoerotic Concerns," Rorato tackles the question of the artist's sexuality from an aesthetic rather than a biographical perspective, focusing on early paintings that appeal to "homoerotic" fiction because of their anti-bourgeois features and depiction of a "liminal state between sexuality and death" (9).
It is only by walking through the liminal state of transition into
(14) While in this liminal state, stripped of past identifiers and existing in an ambiguous form, individuals develop social relationships with other liminal figures based on shared experience.
It is both a response to the typically female reclining nude in the history of art and a depiction of sleep as a liminal state in which one is here and elsewhere, physically present but mentally absent.
The narratives of migrant women such as Fazila, Jean, Rosine, Namwene, and many others who provide the book's empirical backbone seem to inhabit a perpetual state of flux, somewhere "in-between." While this liminal state evokes feelings of "sympathy, compassion and kindness" (110) in response to the vulnerability of living lives at the margins, the author demonstrates that such thinking blinds us to the power and resilience of migrant communities.
One that celebrates the beauty of beauty threatened by impermanence--is there any other kind?--and acknowledges the poem to be a liminal state, both evolving from, and devolving back toward, nothingness.
However, the study is not blind to the implosion of this liminal state of (dis)order.
Shown at the Philadelphia Art Alliance earlier this year, Higby's collection of vessels and fragments fascinates us with a persistent liminal state that lies not only at the brim of each form, but where inner and outer worlds of consciousness collide.
One's statuses, roles, and identities are more or less stable in preliminal and postliminal stages; it is in the liminal state that one enters a strange and shifting environment, as one "pass[es] through a cultural realm that has few or none of the attributes of the past or coming state" (Turner 94).