Insidious Intent

Now that you have reached the end of Insidious Intent, I believe you'll understand the favour I'm about to ask you. I hope that the ending of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan's tenth outing will have taken you by surprise.

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408709341

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'One of the most surprising twists you'll read this year. Outstanding' Irish Independent 'Engrossing . . . a colossal reminder of just why McDermid has been the queen of crime for three decades' Heat 'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .' A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . . A pulse-pounding mystery from the number one bestseller. If you enjoyed Insidious Intent, don't miss the first in a new series from the Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns. ___________________ Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid: 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer 'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express

Insidious Intent

An Interpretation of Fedor Sologub's The Petty Demon Diana Greene. GL 414-4302 aclit 4. 14-87 Streets that follow like an argument Of insidious intent . .. T. S. Eliot | | | | 1 1 For Joel Acknowledgments 10.

Author: Diana Greene

Publisher: Slavica Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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Seeking God in the Works of T S Eliot and Michelangelo

The streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent are literal and mental streets of insidious intent that lead to the kind of love that takes place in one-night cheap hotels, in simple terms, the satisfaction of sexual ...

Author: Harry Eiss

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144389365X

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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Do I dare disturb the universe? It is a question recognized by people around the world. If typed into the internet, hundreds of examples appear. Many know that it comes from one of the best known poems of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. What many do not know is that Eliot dramatically shifted his views at the height of his fame for writing such dark poetry as this and his also famous The Wasteland, becoming a sincere, devoted Christian. While his poetry is famous because it expresses the loss of a spiritual center in European civilization, a careful reading of it reveals that he was struggling with his Christianity from the beginning, not rejecting it, but trying to make it fit into the contemporary world. If a reader works through his love song for all of the esoteric meanings, as he demands, it quickly becomes evident that he intended it as a struggle between agape, amour and eros. Beginning it with a quote from Dante forces that into place. Though the protestant forms of Christianity have changed their views on these, the Roman Catholic holds fast. Eliot references Michelangelo in the poem, bringing in the great painter of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Most immediately recognize his name and work. Many do not realize how he expressed a similar personal struggle between the desires of the flesh and the spirit. Both of them admired Dante’s Divine Comedy, and its inclusion of amour as a means to salvation. His work is generally seen as the greatest literature ever to come out of Italy, sometimes referred to as the epic representation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, one of the central documents establishing Catholic doctrine. This book explores how these brilliant men struggle with the highest meanings of life in their artistic expressions and perhaps manage to express what Rudolph Otto designates the mysterium tremendum, the experience of a mystical awe, what he calls the numinous or, in more common terms, the experience of God.

Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists

Neither Milton nor Johnson used the phrase “insidious intent” as I did in the paragraph above, but it was easily recognized, I hope, as a borrowing from Prufrock; “Streets that follow like a tedious argument / Of insidious intent / To ...

Author: Anthony W. Lee

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1942954670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The essays collected in Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists frame this major writer in an unfamiliar milieu and company: high modernism and its aftermath. By bringing Johnson to bear on the various authors and topics gathered here, the book foregrounds some aspects of modernism and its practitioners that would otherwise remain hidden and elusive, even as it sheds new light on Johnson. Writers discussed include T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, and Vladimir Nabokov. Chapter contributors include major scholars in their field, including Melvyn New, Jack Lynch, Thomas M. Curley, Greg Clingham and Clement Hawes. These ground-breaking essays offer a vital and exciting interrogation of Modernism from a wholly fresh perspective.

The Poetics of Fascism

... that accompanies it on its journey of "insidious intent" (CP 13) is virtually a pronominal sign of an empty or absent subjectivity. Readers of the poem, including T. S. Eliot, have posited a variety of identities — Prufrock s ...

Author: Paul Morrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195359755

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Morrison examines the legacy of the modernist poetics of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, as it relates to current theoretical orthodoxies, and traces its influence on the current crisis in post-structural literary theory. Morrison reads the politics of post-structural theory in relation to the socio-cultural arguments espoused in the poetry and prose by Pound and Eliot, and reveals a continuity between that theory and high modernism's tendency towards fascism. Without reducing the political implications of poetry to mere caricature and without slighting the force and fact of literary mediation, Morrison has produced a book that will reshape the discussion of the social dimension of modernism. He concludes with a provocative analysis of deconstruction and the work of Paul de Man, and makes a case for a new post-structural theory that can accommodate history.

The Art of Twentieth Century American Poetry

Tedious arguments do not normally establish fears of insidious intent – quite the contrary. So we have to ask why he interprets one figure in terms of this other one. Perhaps he finds “insidious intent” in tedious arguments because ...

Author: Charles Altieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems. Encourages readers to identify with the modernists’ sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Embraces four generations of modernist American poets up through to the 1980s. Gives readers a sense of the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry. Includes close readings of particular poems which show how readers can use these works to connect with what concerns them.

The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth Century American Poetry

With the poem's second simile – “ Streets that follow like a tedious argument / Of insidious intent ” – Eliot seems more concerned with the associative meanings ...

Author: Christopher Beach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry is designed to give readers a brief but thorough introduction to the various movements, schools, and groups of American poets in the twentieth century. It will help readers to understand and analyze modern and contemporary poems. The first part of the book deals with the transition from the nineteenth-century lyric to the modernist poem, focussing on the work of major modernists such as Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and W. C. Williams. In the second half of the book, the focus is on groups such as the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, the New Critics, the Confessionals, and the Beats. In each chapter, discussions of the most important poems are placed in the larger context of literary, cultural, and social history.

Pragmatics and Semantics

Consider T. S. Eliot's invitation to visit "Streets that follow like a tedious argument/Of insidious intent/To lead you to an overwhelming question. . . ." What sort of analytic comparison might be suggested by this metaphor?

Author: Carol A. Kates


ISBN: 1501752170


Page: 256

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The Breathing Dead and Cement Children

We like to think that " enlightened " men have moved far and away from the insidious mentality that burned Galileo in the ... deceit , fraud , misrepresentation , omission of material fact and the insidious intent of thankless 126.

Author: Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn


ISBN: 9781569350539

Category: Conspiracy theories

Page: 238

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Buddhism Cognitive Science and the Doctrine of Selflessness

e king has established a reputation as a formidable debater with a pen ant for vexing the community of monks with questions of insidious intent (Milind. 14: 2–4; trans. Rhys Davids 1963: 23). Nāgasena, for his part, has been groomed ...

Author: Hugh Nicholson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000656195

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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This book examines the relationship between Buddhist philosophy and scientific psychology by focusing on the doctrine of No-self. The hypothesis is that No-self can function as an instrument of counter-induction, that is, an alternative conceptual scheme that exposes by contrast the intuitive or "folk" theoretical presuppositions sedimented in our perception of ourselves and others. When incorporated into regimens of meditative and ritual practice, the No-self doctrine works to challenge and disrupt our naïve folk psychology. The author argues that there is a fruitful parallel between the No-self doctrine and anti-Cartesian trends in the cognitive sciences. The No-self doctrine was the product of philosophical speculation undertaken in the context of hegemonic struggles with both Buddhist and non-Buddhist rivals, and the classic No-self doctrine, accordingly, is a somewhat schematic and largely accidental anticipation of the current scientific understanding of the mind and consciousness. Nevertheless, inasmuch as it challenges and unsettles the seemingly self-evident certitudes of folk psychology, it prepares the ground for the revolution in our self-conception promised by the emerging cognitive scientific concept of mind. A novel contribution to the study of Buddhist Philosophy, the book will also be of interest to scholars of Buddhist Studies and Asian Religions.