Moreover, these boundaries point to the broader discourses in the framework of which Lessing investigates tragedy's effect: only if one understands the reason that is offered to explain the exclusiveness of pity as a tragic passion can one be led to the epistemological background of Mitleidsdramaturgie; and only if one sees the precise problem Lessing and Mendelssohn argue about can the ethical debate between sensualists
and rationalists be revealed.
It can therefore be read as both a return to the metaphorical "womb" of the Classical world, free from Christian sin, as well as an internalization of sensualist
Anyone can be sexy, but the people who really enjoy life are the sensualists
- the ones who appreciate the world through their senses.
As a Sensualist
, you can be turned on in the most unexpected situations.
I was materialistic, egotistical, a womanising sensualist
She's a sensualist
, a tease, a woman who likes to imply satisfaction without spelling it out.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT: THE SENSUALIST
by Trevor Fairbrother (Yale University Press, $39.95) The prodigally gifted painter, who never declared his sexuality but who is thought to have had at least one same-sex love, is celebrated for his tactile appreciation for all things beautiful--in other words, his gay sensibility (December)
The most obviously appealing aspect of Heaney--the pastoral sensualist
or sensual pastoralist--was paraded in Death of a Naturalist and Door Into the Dark (1969).
When the Filosofo meets a Castaldo di Villa (who has come into the city for provisions) and rehearses for him the hardships of farm life, the Castaldo responds with a praise of profession that is not merely a sensualist
praise of his life - as often the case in other professional praises in this book - but a moral encomium of the country life's freedom from ambition and from the "strepiti della Corte" (89v).
Danton, for example, portrayed as an uncouth sensualist
used to manipulating and conquering women of his own circle, is thwarted in his attempts upon both Manon and Claire.
15-34: You're a budding sensualist
, and no mistake ...
Small wonder that we're nostalgic for the profligate past--for a time when the sensualist
was ascendent, when the flouting of conventional wisdom earned one a place, paradoxically, in the wisest of coteries; when the real social danger seemed to be in not exercising freedom.