nostalgie de la boue


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nos•tal•gie de la boue

(nɔs tal ʒidə la ˈbu)
n.
French. nostalgia for the mud; longing for depravity.

nostalgie de la boue

A French phrase meaning nostalgia for the mud, used to mean a longing for the degraded circumstances that someone sprang from but has risen above.
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Cheeseburn visitors will also have another chance to view 'Nostalgie de la boue: Plastic Friend' a new installation piece by Newcastle University graduate Clare Townley, the winner of last year's Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculpture Award, and the recipient of the PS6,500 commission.
"With interactive installations such as 'Nostalgie de la boue: Plastic Friend' and performances from Lizzie J Klotz, there is much to experience this summer at Cheeseburn.
Here effete WASPs cling to the shreds of deeply resented and envied prestige, whether or not lost in nostalgie de la boue. Self-serving Cuban politicians and police exercise the official power.
Simon Leigh's "Oh de Toilette" series, if one overlooks the cues provided by their so-discreetly placed toiletries, looks like nothing so much as the self-consciously banal color photography once promoted by MOMA's photography department; Mario Sorrenti's pictures from Another Magazine traffic with the same nostalgie de la boue as do those of Richard Billingham or, for that matter, Nan Goldin.
Much of this critical recovery (see 'fascist' or 'reactionary' modernism) has constructed modernism as nostalgie de la boue. Kadlec's contexts for modernism challenge the view that it is 'intrinsically reactionary' (p.
One suspects he enjoys the aesthetics of playing the erudite hack, the classically trained essayist with nostalgie de la boue, the roaring drinker who can cite volumes of poetry.
Establishing authenticity thus entails a rejection of this world and an embrace of a world without rules, the world of Norman Mailer's "White Negro," the white hipster enthralled by blacks' ability to live "in the perpetual climax of the p resent." [5] Wolfe writes that it is "nostalgie de la boue, or romanticizing of primitive souls," which "was one of the things that brought Radical Chic to the fore in New York Society":
Bethan's winning proposal follows on from Clare Townley's 'Nostalgie de la boue: Plastic Friend' in 2018 and Peter Hanmer's 'Plato's Lair' in 2017.
He might say it's nostalgie de la boue, uh, to the max.