It's as if from the copious ashes of expressionism comes something unassuageable
. Something like realism?
"It is right to say that their grief is unassuageable
and so is their anger in the way in which this has been dealt and I have some sympathy with that.
In terms of the aftermath, Thomas wrote: "The people of Aberfan were left not only with their unassuageable
grief, but also with the threatening shadow of the remains of the tips that loomed above their village on the mountainside.
It signifies an unassuageable
longing, a powerful connection with a lost time and place.
For American Jews, the problem of the "ordinary German" is especially troubling, because it brings us directly to the darkest, most unassuageable
suspicions about Jewish vulnerability.
It was her secret indulgence, meant to quench the unassuageable
pangs of desire, and here she was discovering a far, far better means for filling that void.
Vampires too, which embody the unassuageable
appetite of the undead who batten on and infect the living, constitute a category crisis reflecting cultural anxieties.
How "dear" is his obtuse refusal to see her side of grief, to deny her irrational need to look back at their loss, her panic to abandon him and his ways, her unassuageable
desperation to join another in her grief?
cultural grievances are elevated inexplicably over solid material ones, and basic economic self-interest is eclipsed by juicy myths of national authenticity and righteousness wronged," complains journalist Thomas Frank in his inquiry into the political soul of his home state, What's the Matter With Kansas?
Schoeck notes that envy of others is by its nature always "an unassuageable
, negative unproductive feeling," and that successful cultures inhibit envy.
Shelley's letters--meant, she informs her father, to eliminate a shared history of unassuageable
longing and destructive love--may be understood to serve a similar purpose.
That entwining of effects pierces to the centre of Wordsworthian elegy, with its mixture of consolation and unassuageable