antiself

antiself

(ant?i-self') [ anti- + self (2)]
The abnormal reaction of antibodies or lymphocytes with antigens present in the host. See: autoantibody; autoimmune disease
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pivoting on the glory of the antiself as colonially contrived .
She begins to feel that Rosheen and Dizzy signify these two versions of her personality: Dizzy is her pragmatic antiself (sl), the forthright individual who favours actions over words, while Rosheen represents that romantic tendency to hide in the comforting gauze of language.
He points out the "mock heroic treatment of the subject matter" and notes how inversions and ironies add "unexpected levels of comic improbability and contrast" to carry an audience along so that, "The total effect is one of antic and earthly irreverence, the aesthetic antiself or mask of the serious philosophy embodied in the play" (153).
Pocock's "Enthusiasm: The Antiself of Enlightenment" appeared first in The Certainty of Doubt: Tributes to Peter Munz, edited by Miles Fairburn and W.
But that escape, too, is doomed, since Philip encounters the antiself only through Pipik's words, which are, of course, ultimately Roth's -- and Philip's -- own.
Both Babel's self and his antiself turn on an axis of violence.
Once externalized, the self is viewed not as the poet's content but rather as a form to be entered into; it is the mask or antiself that must be pursued throughout life.
In this sense, Abbott is the antiself of Gordon: whereas she enforces a strict separation between the life and the literature, he argues that the literature is the life, if we learn how to read it correctly.
Altogether, it's a terrific embodiment of the violent, virulent Jacobean spirt of Webster's play, which, itself set in Italy, Englang's traditional antiself, is full or moral and political rot and portentous physical and psychic terrors, including, centrally, the Duchess's torture and murder for defying her brothers' prohibition against remarriage.
But to be a true antiself, Bidart explains, the speaker has to share "something fundamental with me" (238).