Dionysian


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Dionysian

[dē·onis′ē·ən]
Etymology: Gk, Dionysos, Greek god of wine
the personal attitude of one who is uninhibited, mystic, sensual, emotional, and irrational and who may seek to escape from the boundaries imposed by the limits of the senses.
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Here Daniels remains too close to Nietzsche's own language of the mediation of Dionysian power by Apollonian form, instead of engaging also with more general philosophical and psychological literatures--for example, works by Dewey, Beardsley, and Adorno, among others--that might clarify this phenomenon by drawing on further vocabularies.
Nietzsche goes further and equates Schopenhauer's representation with the Apollonian and the universal will to life with the Dionysian.
Arnold clearly presents the story of Marsyas as a contest between Dionysian and Apollonian art.
Victor" by Paul Rorem; (6) "The Medieval Affective Dionysian Traditon" by Boyd Taylor Coolman; (7) "Albert, Aquinas, and Dionysius" by David Burrell and Isabelle Moulin; (8) "Dionysius and Some Late Medieval Mystical Theologians of Northern Europe" by Denys Turner; (9) "Cusanus on Dionysius: The Turn to Speculative Theology" by Peter Casarella; (10) "Luther and Dionysius: Beyond Mere Negations" by Piotr J.
Therefore, to understand fully how D'Annunzio's interests in Attic tragedy manifest themselves in La citta morta, we need to consider Anna--the play's most important character--in light of her dramaturgical role as a choral figure while maintaining a critical eye on what the Dionysian element of this role entails.
He gyrated loosely, Dionysian dressed in greens and reds and yellows when he felt insurrectionist, and then mimicked Little Richard's bellows, imperial soldier of hard rock's invincible, colonizing, galvanizing cadences and loopy style, squawks audible even in St.
The newest thing is our latest single Dionysian Urge; a song I love and am really looking forward to playing live.
Campana's poetry is read in light of Nietzsche's theory of tragedy, and therefore in terms of the Dionysian and the Apollonian.
a becoming that knows no satiety, no disgust, no weariness: this my Dionysian world of the eternally self-creating and eternally self-destroying (The Will to Power 1067).
Yelizariev has attempted to stage the Dionysian and erotic, but ended up creating scenes that verge towards the clownery and pantomime.
Passing through Fort Summer on their travels to New Mexico to dig for fossils, the three encounter the aforementioned Billy, who's begun to play Dionysian counterpart to Rimbaud's newfound Apollonian temperament.
But in his concise monograph on this familiar but tricky word, Adam Potkay labors hard and often persuasively to distinguish it from its supposed synonyms of happiness, contentment, pleasure, Dionysian ecstasy.