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was his title from Adam, but mostly they called him the Piper. Lindsay succeeded, the lively, the cheery, cigar-loving Lindsay (B, pp. 5–6). The insistent regularity of the dactylic foot, sustained for the first four and a half lines before the pause in the final vowel in “whate’er” falls on the awkward alliteration of the rhotic /r/ in “recherché and racy”, enacts a clash, on a metrical level, between classical and contemporary worlds. With his unbridled zest for newfangled coinages and contem- porary slang, Lindsay is the spirited embodiment of everything

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world is repeated after the occasional use made by Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists. A complex weave of subtle political references appealed greatly to contemporary audiences, with, at the centre, the conflict between an implacable, unbending Realpolitik (represented by emperors, governors and generals), and the tyrannical rule of love (the irresistibly fascinating female mows down and paralyzes the sturdiest of heroes who would do anything for honour and military valour).15 When it comes to it, a similar dramatic formula is difficult to sustain, and gives

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that binds together, for instance, the long colonnades to the small and apparently insignificant carved objects or pieces of furniture typical of the period. Specific examples of Regency art that fascinated him in his travels, and he saw as manifestations of the ideal of stylistic unity, are St Petersburg’s monumental perspective,20 the tidy façades of Bloomsbury, the broad streets of contemporary Edinburgh21 and Warsaw before its complete destruction.22 On Neoclassicism established Praz as an authority on the subject in the eyes of architectural scholars in

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considered at that time a requisite stage in any young artist’s education. For nineteenth- and early twentieth- century American artists, a Parisian sojourn was deemed mandatory because of the widespread conviction that they were coming from a culture which held artists in disdain and never really valued or understood the artist’s role in society. For the same reason, American collectors surrounded themselves with “pedigreed” art of the Old World, believing that true culture only happened in Europe. But, unlike his predecessors and some contemporaries, Benton had

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post-Romantic in poetry, as a critic sought to ‘contain and ‘desensitize’ Romanticism;12 an out-and-out attack was launched by the Modernism of Hulme and Eliot in particular, before deconstruction attempted to show that Modernism masks ‘a coexistence with the movement that preceded it and against which it fought’.13 Understandably, purely academic perspectives were polarized by the Second World War, and in a book published in 1942,14 Albert Guerard surprisingly saw in certain aspects of Romanticism – the exaltation of freedom from all forms of discipline

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and dissatisfaction – the contemporary sense of time� Doug- las Rushkoff sees the always-on world of digital media and culture as one that has fundamentally changed people’s sense of time as we seek to keep pace with the ever-increasing demands placed on us in both our work and free time by the technological advances of the digital era� Due to the advent of social media and email technology it is not so easy for people to separate their work lives from their home lives, which Rushkoff argues is another source of depression and dis- satisfaction to contend with

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Contrary to today, smell occupied a different cultural position in the ancient world. While nowadays the use of odors is comparatively more secularized and often intended to avoid or cover unpleasant aromas, the ancients particularly enjoyed scents both in spiritual and in aesthetic terms. Aromas were used in spiritual ceremonies to honor the gods because scents qualified as luxury goods 12 Undoubtedly, generalizations about the characteristics of literary periods are problem- atic if they unquestioningly reiterate canonized ‘facts’—after all, periodization is based

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2005: 1). In this world of ‘free-for-all’ Web health resourc- es, where information utiliza tion by individuals (patients) is likely to ad- dress the influences impacting on their health education, the increased 214 Girolamo Tessuto public use of healthcare websites supports the idea of “the increased level of patient literacy with ease of access to the health-related web- sites” (Sarangi 2005: 383), allowing individuals to make more informed health care decisions. Allied to the widespread access to the Web health space is the impact of virtual reality tools

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Search’. The quotation here represents, not the community of artists, but the inter-temporal community of those who found their vocation in the study of Christianity. Despite their varying perspectives on the subject, what unites these critics is that they all regard Jesus Christ as the most significant figure in world history. Their combined insights have contributed to the kaleidoscopic perspective on the faith that Berryman expresses through his poetry. The use of Einstein’s words in this context is consequently ironic, for the poet’s ‘unloseable friends’ are

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informative life, ‘standing outside Orwell, noting his behaviour, noting contemporary characterizations of him but not claiming to be able to get inside him’ (32). The result is praiseworthy in its pursuit of sources but a dull read – something which Crick himself thought in- evitable in an honest biography. Though it was commissioned by Or- well’s widow, Sonia, she was very disappointed by its dryness and lack of sympathy and tried unsuccessfully to prevent its publication. George Orwell 193 After reading the eight pages of the introduction to the Penguin edi- tion