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." (9) The key word here is "seemed," as Hawthorne's choice of the romance's ethereality
over novelistic "actualities ...
of models implies an escape into aristocratic sublimity; bodybuilders are rooted to the earth, plebeian morlocks.
Nick is, for the moment--along with Gatsby--partaking of the enchanted ethereality
that is the privilege of those who can see with romantic vision" (69).
Her most recent album, "Surfacing," is breathtaking in its beauty and ethereality
. "Angel," a track from that album, captures the anguish and loneliness, the isolation and fear so common to many.
Fundamental to this version of digitopia is the liberation of the body and spirit; these highly particularised ontological conceits become conduit to an essentialised ethereality
, a `nirvana', in which molecular and digital structures are fused both materially and transcendentally.
Of Jake Berthot it is tempting to postulate the opposite, that by turning his attention to the real he has sought to tighten-up an abstraction endangered by ethereality
. I find Berthot's treatment of landscape both compelling and confounding.
But increasing absorption in theatre business leads to Yeats's radical rejection of the 'effeminate' ethereality
of his early poetry.
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.
Letters and diary entries by Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne, both of whom emphasize EBB's ethereality
, are especially notable (esp.
The veiled translucency of the color gives it a sense of ethereality
, while the clunky irregularity of the jigsawed forms bespeaks a dumb materiality, an opaque, bodily density and inertness.