It was cold and unhomely
. He believed in what he did.
This opening shot, which draws the spectators' attention to the tactility of the gentle wind and the sunlight outside the room, generates three interrelated effects: (1) a reverie quality that makes tangible the incongruence between the elegant quotidian comfort, sense of safety, and tranquillity within Xiaolin's living room and the invasion of the party-state in the name of the safety of the nation --to which Xiaolin does not seem to belong anymore; (2) hope to escaping from a home that is made unhomely
by a party-state that claims to safeguard the homeliness of its ordinary citizens, in order to find comfort in physis (nature, or a realm where the law of the land no longer applies); (3) a denial of the spectators' immediate identification--and hence, subjectivization--with Xiaolin.
(3) Graham's self-consciousness also swings in ambition between partaking in an occasional, coterie poetics--ballads written for friends or to commemorate a boozy night out--and poems that adapt aspects of the verse form into more provocative and unique constructions, poems that are comparatively unhomely
Rooms: Foreign Tongues and Spanish American Literature.
As a result of the accidental encounter between self and Other, the former "can also become unhomely
, unheimlich, estranged by the introduction of something foreign that threatens to contaminate or dissolve its identity" (McNulty 2007: viii).
And so etrange in this context is generally rendered as "uncanny," both of which are standard for the German unheimlich--literally, "unhomely
." These words, each with their own origins and baggage, triangulate a concept that derives its lasting power from its very impalpability, but it is to translation that we owe their collusive proximity.
(30) Taking issue, therefore, with the idea that humans are essentially at home on the earth, Wylie seeks to highlight the eccentric, displaced, unhomely
, and estranged that, he argues, has always been part of human existence too.
The noises of stuttering, agony of producing a word that "means", might mean or is completely left obscure, and the unhomely
noises of the inhabitants of the house of the shaman produce their own "sonorous landscape" (Deleuze and Guattari 2005, 318).
But this terrain is itself so often elusive, inscrutable, unhomely
and haunting in nature.
Freud basa esto en una exploracion etimologica de la palabra unheimlich, que se traduce literalmente al ingles como "unhomely
." Si heimlich representa lo familiar, tanto lo bueno como lo reprimido (secretos familiares, hechos que se esconden del resto del mundo), unheimlich representa lo familiar corrupto y la represion revelada.
Such shifts occur when the heimlich or homely (or kind or kin) metamorphoses through repression into uncanny, and seemingly opposite forms--the unheimlich, unhomely
, unkind and estranged.