Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Paroxysm of orgasm:

Defined: a sudden attack or vioelnt expression of a particular emotion or activity. (beyond sharpened)(Orgasm) swell to ecstasy.
Coctail Party Banter: I was in a paroxysm of orgasm when I finally was able to write down my thoughts that had been gathering like clouds before the rain.
 Literary Context:
Anais Nin used this phrase in her book House of Incest  refering to her writing and getting the words onto paper. "A voice that had traversed the centuries so heavy it broke, what it touched so heavy I feared it would ring in me and with external resonance, a voice rusty with the sound of curses and the hoarse cries that issue from the delta in the last paroxysm of orgasm."
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Monday, February 29, 2016


noun: frisson; plural noun: frissons
  1. a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill.
    "a frisson of excitement"
Literary COntext: 
I found the word in a book by Simon Reynolds "Retromania" Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past.
 But even buying a CD gives me a strange frission; it feels like an enjoyable perverse act of swimming against the tide of history. pg 125.

When a French journalist desires a frisson there is a frisson; he discovers,let us say, that thePresident of the Republic has murdered three wives.Our yellow journalists invent quite as unscrupulously as this; theirmoral condition is, asregards ...

 Audio VIsual: 
The pre-crowd sound is the sound of Frission.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ll: Leitmotif

 Leitmotif Defined: a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.

Cocktail Party Banter: What was the leitmotif of the book "Brother Karamazov" by Dostoevsky

Literary Context: The vigor, charm, and grostesquery of Southern evangelicalism are familiar to us all by now, and for Theroux they provide a true leitmotif. 
Jan Morris ""Deep South" by Paul Theroux - review" The Spectator 15 12/19/26 December.

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Audio Visual:
Everytime Darth Vadar appears we hear a part of the imperial march, this is a Leitmotif for the character.

Ff: Floopdoodle

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nonsense; bosh.
Cocktail Party Banter: That idea was totally floopdoodle.
Literary Context:  (On Faulkner) He was undoubtedly a writer of genius, he was also a writer of floopdoodle and a successful Hollywood screen writer.
  Jan Morris ""Deep South" by Paul Theroux - review" The Spectator 15 12/19/26 December.
Ngram Viewer: Rarely used, so no Ngram information on this one. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SS: Suspension of Disbelief

Suspending Disbelief: Allowing the author to take you, the reader, on an imaginary flight with new rules and insights of behavior.(Speical Report)
Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a "human interest and a semblance of truth" into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgement concerning the implausibility of the narrative.