As Baym puts it, "He was making a name for himself with fictions that seemed to be characterized by ethereality
and a rejection of the actual world, at the very moment when women writers were laying literary claim to the real world he was rejecting.
All the Catholic theology of saints, angels, divine visitations are present in the early poetry, but their ethereality
and "sanctity" are removed, or pushed back to their pagan antecedent forms as nymphs, gnomes, grotesques, chthonic powers.
As sexual contacts became more explicit and as purely social exchanges with women became more casual and commonplace, men's view of love might well suffer in ethereality
, and possibly even in intensity.
Browning as " a pale, small person scarcely embodied at all, " and this ethereality
of her physical appearance is reflected by the palpitating fervor and the unworldly tenderness and purity of her work.
That Bucher herself was fascinated by the ethereality
of her skins is clearly demonstrated by the films on view in the Swiss Institute's lower-level gallery.
A later meeting yielded further contemplations on Barrett Browning's beauty, ethereality
, and pain:
The fence has been taken down, the yellow pillars are covered in scaffolding," explains the Juilliard graduate who trained at The Royal Ballet School and the School of American Ballet, "and it is precisely this sort of ethereality
that inspired me to take on this project.
With a voice reminiscent of Chan Marshall, her haunting ethereality
was bewitching in all its starkness and simplicity.
versus cultured abstraction and ethereality
, Gray's encounter with
For instance the conception of Shelley's poetry as ethereal and vague neglects its materialism, both political and scientific; the work is animated by contradictions which it never overcomes but which prosodically are held in a meteorological cycle of formation, ethereality
, dissolution, material fertilisation, sterility or destruction, and re-suspiration.
Between them, the pre-Taniguchi buildings have membranes of horizontally fritted glass applied to their north exposure, diffusing their distinct legibility and aiding MoMA's general ethereality
The drive for purity is a somewhat fanciful flight from dirty materiality to stainless ethereality