"You must know that when I was in Berlin I frequently used to hear the Berliners repeat, and repellently
prolong, a certain phrase--namely, 'Ja wohl!'; and, happening to meet this couple in the carriage-drive, I found, for some reason or another, that this phrase suddenly recurred to my memory, and exercised a rousing effect upon my spirits.
"The film was quickly seen, at the time of its release, to present a repellently
indifferent and instrumentalizing view of race relations and the politics surrounding them," The New Yorker shares.
Liddell's Unreal City (1952) portrays the country as 'repellently
ugly', full of 'unlovely buildings and unlovable people', while Enright's Academic Year (1955) views its mixture of ignorance and violence as '"the Communist's dream"' and laments how 'British troops in the canal zone [are] frozen into uselessness by some fantastic so-called agreement concocted by a gang of fat cynical demagogues'.
MANOHLA DARGIS NYT SYNDICATE THE story and its players look different in the latest screen iteration of Dangerous Liaisons, but the venomous passions remain repellently
, seductively familiar.
Kentley, as Hardwicke gently plays him, is a diminished, wearied, pitiable paterfamilias; we experience Rupert's chiding of him and Brandon's intensification of this chiding as repellently
insensitive and then truly sadistic-a sadism only metonymic of the larger sadism of the entire plan.
Her family's religious tradition is high Anglican, and her sister-in-law Caroline is repellently
After Cecile returns home from a visit to a family whose standards of housekeeping she finds repellently
slovenly, she gazes with pleasure on her kitchen tools, including the dish-cloths, which now hold greater significance: "These coppers, big and little, these brooms and clouts and brushes, were tools; and with them one made, not shoes of cabinetwork, but life itself" (227).