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" If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. "
Gems - Seite 51
1897 - 167 Seiten
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Speaking of Beauty

Denis Donoghue - 2003 - 209 Seiten
...disdains to obliterate us."31 There is a comparable passage in Middleman/} where George Eliot writes: "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence."32 This sentence is itself sublime, because "die" and "roar" and "other" and "silence" are...
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Gothic Reflections: Narrative Force in Nineteenth-century Fiction

Peter K. Garrett - 2003 - 232 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...should die of that roar which lies on the other side 10 Henry James, unsigned review (1873), in George Eliot: The Critical Heritage, ed. David Carroll (New...
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The Pathless Land

Joyce Collin-Smith - 2003 - 221 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. Middlemarch George...
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The Human Poetry of Faith: A Spiritual Guide to Life

Michael Paul Gallagher - 2003 - 142 Seiten
...Illusions Flannery: You have an elaborate metaphor in Middlemarch that I always liked. It goes like this. 'If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grata and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of...
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The Great Encounter: Native Peoples and European Settlers in the Americas ...

Jayme A. Sokolow - 2003 - 296 Seiten
...ANSI Z 39.48- 1984. To the memory of my mother, and to my father, Laurie, Rachel, and Sarah If we had vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it...be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. — George Eliot,...
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Consciousness: A User's Guide

Adam Zeman - 2004 - 404 Seiten
...James, The Principles of Psychology^ . . . hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat ... we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. George Eliot, Middlemarch* As you read, I doubt that you are aware of the pressure of your shirt on...
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The One Vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in ...

Alex Woloch, Professor of English at Stanford University Alex Woloch - 2003 - 391 Seiten
...Realismt Democracyt and Inequality If we had a keen vision for all ordinary human life. it would he like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat. and we would die of that roar whtch lies on the other side of silence. —George Eliot. Middlcmtm-h This study....
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Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music

Christoph Cox, Daniel Warner - 2004 - 454 Seiten
...it's such a beautiful sound. For me that's as good as going to a concert hall at night. — Brian Eno7 If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. —George Eliot8 When I look back at the last couple of years and at what's...
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The Cinema of Mike Leigh: A Sense of the Real

Garry Watson - 2004 - 207 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. - George Eliot, Middlemarch (1961: 207, my italics) By the twentieth chapter...
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The Building Blocks of Meaning: Ideas for a Philosophical Grammar

Michele Prandi - 2004 - 520 Seiten
...beings or ask them questions. CHAPTER 8 Consistency criteria as presuppositions of natural attitude If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...that roar which lies on the other side of silence. (G. Eliot) In the popular Italian novel Pinocchio, the shift from our common world towards a world...
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