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his father, who had a fame of his own and which he would like to emulate: ‘I wanted to have my name one day called back and bantered about in consecrated whispers’.13 Having no sporting talent of his own, he finds himself somehow gaining fame vicariously, in his own mind, by following the career of the New York Giants footballer Frank Gifford, believing that such close attention to this player somehow makes it his own life: ‘ “He may be the only fame I’ll ever have!” ’14 In addition to this ‘fame’, he also finds the golden girl, Bunny Sue, only to come to a stark

in The Existential drinker

pop/R&B video by blending sequences of the star dancing in different costumes and settings to express various aspects of sexuality and power. 17 The Albanian lyrics imply that rhythm has captured her body, entering an irrational, ecstatic, addictive state where she ‘tremble[s] like a black panther’ (‘valvitem un si një panter i zi’) and rhyme ‘lives inside me’ (‘në mua jeton’). 18 The English section attaches the video's four personas to different racialised identities: ‘Now do it like a black girl’ (her most revealing costume), ‘now do it like a white girl’ (her

in Race and the Yugoslav region
Self and others

, so a rereading can only take this to be ironical, or to be holding all possibilities in suspension, unable to decide between them. The Soviet state functions in a similar way to God, constructing notions of meaning and purpose which are in opposition to the view of the world that Venichka has. Towards the end, when he reaches the platform at Petushki, he is up against a famous sculpture of a worker with a hammer and a peasant girl with a sickle.23 The worker hits him on the head with the hammer, and the girl goes for his balls with the sickle. The symbolism is

in The Existential drinker
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wilderness by establishing ‘civilising’ institutions. To my earlier colonial examples of wilderness being banished might be added the St Vincent Botanical Gardens, Kingstown Grammar School and Girls’ High School, newspapers, agricultural reforms and land settlement schemes of various periods, to name a few. Most of these institutions, now postcolonial, struggle to sustain themselves. The reason for this, I

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Case studies from the Victorian period

though an unexplained lassitude descends upon Gervaise while she is washing. The term Zola uses is ‘paresses’. The English term ‘laziness’ does not really catch a possible freighting which is religious and spiritual, for ‘paresse’ is the French term for ‘sloth’, one of the seven deadly sins, and thus akin to Janet’s self-​despair.25 If Zola wanted to warn against the evils of drink, to make drink the cause of Coupeau’s decline and Gervaise’s decline, it would be easy enough, and de rigueur for temperance tales. But he does not. As a young girl of 14, Gervaise drank

in The Existential drinker

that is all you need to know.”’ I bring the talk round to her earlier life and she tells me a story that I had not heard before. ‘When I was a girl I used to go to mountain [ sic ] on my donkey to plant ground provisions. One day a man followed me and he tried to interfere with me. I had a cutlass and pushed it in his nose

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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The life and times of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

could call a pleasant man’ (Casanova 1968: 223). We know it all; how he sent his children to the foundling home;17 how he stole a ribbon – and blamed the misdeed on a poor girl (who suffered a cruel punishment) (I: 86); and how he abandoned a man who suffered a fit (I: 130). This is not a flattering self-portrait. Yet, it is important to remember that the main source of information is his own writings. His letters (he wrote about ten thousand) tell a rather different story.18 These letters tell a story of a man anxious to secure a pension for his simple – and it seems

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

see Janković ( 2012 ). 17 Sixteen-year-old Kesinović and fifteen-year-old Selimović, whose refugee parents settled in Austria in 1992–5, travelled to Syria in 2014, becoming what Western media frequently called ‘poster girls’ for the ISIS propaganda strategy of promising very young Muslim women empowerment and fulfilment by separating from their families, settling in ISIS territory, marrying jihadis and raising children who would

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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The beginning of aesthetic theory and the end of art

of the hero leads to the following: Finally he usually does get his girl and some job or other, marries and becomes a Philistine like all the others; the wife runs the household, children inevitably arrive, the adored woman who initially was the Only one, the Angel, looks roughly like everyone else, the job involves work and unpleasantness, the marriage the burden of domestic life, and so it is that one ends up with the hangover that everyone else has. (I p. 568) How does Hegel reconcile the resigned cynicism of this passage with the claims of his system, and what

in Aesthetics and subjectivity