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Frank O’Hara
David Herd

necessary for the operation of the artistic impulse. This is nowhere clearer than in his account of Feldman, where discussion of the graphic inner life of the music guides O’Hara to the creative wellspring itself, O’Hara taking great care to demonstrate how creativity is possible. Thus, I interpret this ‘metaphysical place’, this land where Feldman’s pieces live, as the area where spiritual growth can occur, where the form of a work may develop its inherent originality and the personal meaning of the composer may become explicit. In a more literal way it is the space

in Enthusiast!
The discourse of spirits in Enlightenment Bristol
Jonathan Barry

, were far from sceptical about the existence of spirits. Most of them at some stage tell Dyer of apparitions, dreams or other ‘spiritualexperiences, quite apart from their common interest in metaphysical schemes with a heavy role for an active spirit world.28 Not all of the clergy who attended, however, can be associated with Dyer’s outlook, one such exception being the Grammar School headmaster, later Rector of St Michael’s, Samuel Seyer, who ‘asked many questions in Greek and Latin’ on 10 February.29 His son and namesake, when he was collecting notes about the

in Beyond the witch trials
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Representations of the house in the poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Vona Groarke
Lucy Collins

odds with an increasingly secularised Ireland, yet it investigates historical realities that have had a significant shaping force on contemporary society. It foregrounds the intersection between lived experience and spiritual meaning, as well as exploring the ways in which tradition can be maintained and examined. In spite of its complexity, her poetry is never wilfully abstract but instead finds significance in the connections between experience and ideas: 9780719075636_4_008.qxd 146 16/2/09 9:25 AM Page 146 Poetry Ní Chuilleanáin’s poetry shows a strong

in Irish literature since 1990
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Alison Forrestal

22/3/04 12:55 pm CONCLUSION Page 215 215 ambiguities of Tridentine government and hierarchy, the onerous complexities involved in devising appropriate theological and spiritual inspirations for their vocations, or the tensions between the sacred realm and a rising secular authority. The episcopate’s impressive ability, therefore, to devise and defend its ideology does not simply reveal the trials, failures and achievements of its personal experience but, more expansively, actually throws light on the growing pains of early modern catholicism. There was, of

in Fathers, pastors and kings
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Frontier patterns old and new
Philip Nanton

knock-on economic and social effects for everyone. 5 It is, then, a region where an authoritative appearance of order and good governance disguises dystopic elements suggestive of frontier and hinterland. It should be understood that the Caribbean has had a long experience of accommodating this darker, wilder side. Historically, the role of the State as a force for effective regulation has, for a number

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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Walt Whitman and the Bolton Whitman Fellowship
Carolyn Masel

’s spiritual superior, since Whitman was, one could hardly help noticing, selfpromoting, whereas Wallace was utterly selfless.5 Hearing Wallace read from Whitman was said to be ‘a pentecostal experience’,6 although it was also agreed that his voice was truly awful: ‘rough and husky’ and Whitman and the Bolton Whitman Fellowship 113 ‘sound[ing] as though he had a “throat affection”’.7 The readings took place in the evening at Wallace’s home at 14 Eagle Street, which was ‘one of the worst streets in The Haulgh, Bolton’. The room in which they gathered was nine or ten foot

in Special relationships
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Security, mobility, liberals, and Christians
Luis Lobo-Guerrero

journey would be dangerous and tortuous. However, the purpose of his trip justified it all, it was for him a moral and spiritual duty to visit Jerusalem and spread the word of God. But his legs … well, they had until now been an impediment to the journey. Reflecting on what a traditional journey of this kind would entail, he thought that on the way he would rely on his community of faith to provide him with

in Security/ Mobility
Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

151 7 Engagement in the cross-​currents of history: perspectives on civilisation in Latin America In this chapter, I  explore Latin American experiences that shed light on the engagement of civilisations. Most of the theoretical engagements canvassed in Part I either sequester Latin American experiences or do not do them justice. In the past, Latin America has been judged poorly when questions of its civilisational character have been asked. Scholars in modernisation studies and area studies influenced by Louis Hartz’s The Founding of New Societies saw the sub

in Debating civilisations
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Jonathan Atkin

experience of the Balkan conflict – an experience that had convinced her of the futility of war. Stobart later described the establishment of the Hospital Units (the Women’s Imperial Service Hospital) in the first few weeks of the Great War as, ‘a protest, passionate, sane, practical, of the civilised against the barbaric; of the spiritual against the material’.47 Between the establishment of her office in St James Street in the first few days of war and her meeting with Mabel Dearmer on the eve of her departure for Serbia in April 1915, Stobart led an ambulance unit on

in A war of individuals
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Herman Melville
David Herd

the nineteenth century, the enthusiastic voice sounds loud through American history. Quakerism was a pure strain. Perplexed and unconvinced by the many reformist Christian sects available to him in the 1640s, George Fox determined, or was led to the conviction, that God was available to him only through personal revelations, ‘openings’ as he termed the experience, which is to say by a process of spiritual intuition. It followed that all people, nonbelievers and believers alike – Pagans for instance, Queequeg for instance – were capable of divine revelation, from

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