The lush green backgrounds of poisonous jungle; the broad waters, slapped with tropic rain or steaming in miasmic
moonlit mist; the swift dark canoes, shooting noiselessly on errands of love and hatred; the "slump" of the sullen alligator seeking the stream--all this is not a setting of the story, it is as much the story as the human interest.
The truth is that 'government of the people' has completely gone with the winds since 2015; it has become an ever receding pipe-dream, a sort of miasmic
mirage that exists only in the breach.
Why was the dung so miasmic
? Because it was no longer the undigested portion of leaves that the cow ingested.
In doing so, these authors critique the persistent, formulaic nature of public health messaging and problematize the longstanding raced, classed, and gendered consequences of miasmic
finds himself catapulted into a series of miasmic
events that seem to
Rocks thrust upward through the earth's crust, often shattered, unstable leg-breakers and ankle-busters; old aircraft wreckage featuring violently torn knife-edged scrap teeming with tetanus; the corpses of giant trees felled by lightning or disease, their sharp, splintered bones sticking up like huge punji stakes to skewer you like a kebab, or the worst: Naturally-occurring sinkholes with steep, slick, crumbling sides falling sometimes a 100 feet or more below ground-level to a pit of sodden death-rot; a soup of fermenting bacteria and miasmic
vapors, slow-cooking incautious animals--and men.
Building on this work, I read the atmospheres of Hawthorne's texts--both the symbolically miasmic
air that their characters breathe and the atmospheric "emotional tone" of their narration--as performing a similar function: to render visible the temporal and causal adjacency that influences the "conditions of possibility" in the Pyncheon house.
But Bitana's direction and the passionate performance of the young cast captured the claustrophobic, even miasmic
, convolutions of the piece.
In an article for Colliers, Harold Ickes called the group a "devilish petard" that was inciting "mob spirit--that miasmic
, bloodthirsty degrading emanation out of the dim past" (1939, 14).
He added: "We could go on the road and do To Dream the Impossible Miasmic
I golfed Myrtle Beach once with my blessed father as a junior, golfed it passably well, in fact, and while there are some great tracks to be hacked in those miasmic
mosquito-imbued lowlands, I can do without the beach kitsch and conch in my Shangri-la.
No Man's Land is, by contrast, a fantastic, miasmic
, paranoid noir that takes place in the mind of a man who has just put a bullet through his brain.