In Barthes's model the reader is alone in front of the text: the "jouissance" involved is not only rather cerebral (in spite of its body-centred rhetoric) but also distinctly onanistic
In his foreword to the online version of the Der Spiegel interview, Gary Genosko laments the endlessly onanistic
tendencies of theoretical musings about the event where he writes:
cunning" by confusing its onanistic
and "wri[gh]terly" motion with the clashing of "wild palms" outside the cell (714-15).
As he grew older and became more experimental, using for his onanistic
activities magazines containing women who were not only contemporary, but also not adorned in several layers of impenetrable fabric, he still kept his copy of Frontier Women of the Early 1840s and looked at it occasionally, the way a baby bird will return to the nest it was born for security.
At length, nearly overwhelmed by a panoply of conflicting impressions, he matches wits with father Leon, whose mocking, onanistic
wordplay also suggests a darker purpose than he lets on.
As glorious as the Internet is, it is used by millions of people today as a source of onanistic
9) The narrator of The Dark has Mahoney replicate the onanistic
use of male-oriented language that Joyce's protagonist uses, and deploys the sexual dimension of 'An Encounter' to draw attention to Mahoney's sense of impotence.
All characters are onanistic
, failing to achieve meaningful gratification.
His first "cultural discovery" is a buxom stripper in onanistic
lather (while ballet is no longer televised).
All three seemed so madly in love with themselves that it almost turned into an onanistic
In its minor and major keys, and somewhere between a messy suicide, a talking dog and sticky onanistic
pleasures, Andrew Hull's clever and spirited Squeezebox, shall we say, verily pulses with energy and humour.
Silent amid the onanistic
mutterings of the intellectual and political elite are the cries of the 53 million poor who don't have a voice.