The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics tellingly notes that Milton's "blind mouths" is an example of catachresis
(Hollander, remember, used the words as an example of metalepsis).
Sex and religion, savage and civilized are brought together in the notion of a "sexual fetish" through "a kind of catachresis
For Shelley (and, I would hazard, for de Man), the "positing power of language" as pure metaphoricity, not catachresis
, is the presiding invisible presence of the positing power of death that, though this is not de Man's point, enters Shelley's final fragment at "the margin of the last manuscript page" now become the finished poem's opening lines:
His poetic language is not clever nonsense--which is what Taylor's description of catachresis
may sound like--but is a presentation of what terrifies and inspires" (50).
And anything that counteracts catachresis
is fine with us.
Cornwell, Gareth 2007 "He and His Man": Allegory and Catachresis
For what is theory, after all, but an idealizing metaphorization, if not also a catachresis
, of the gaze, the look, in ancient Greek theoria, the possibility--or is that impossibility?
If that sounds paradoxical, it is consistent with the oxymoron or catachresis
in the title he gave his third film: Images of Asian Music (A Diary from Life 1973-74).
In this way, his general focus is not unlike that of Cosgrove, but whereas Cosgrove generated the terms of his argument from within Joycean issues, Mahon applies concepts derived from Derrida's readings of various philosophical figures to Joyce, resulting in a conceptual catachresis
Perhaps the most pernicious catachresis
of the twentieth century was the misappropriation by the Nazis and their sympathizers of the term "Aryan" to describe the superior race presumably embodied by Germans and "Indo-European" (i.
A closely argued chapter on classical rhetoric shows how some English translations of Cicero and Quintilian suggest a sharper distinction between metaphor and catachresis
than the Romans were willing to make.
They describe why the free market is like a novel, how the tropological economy of Catachresis
works, and how to get a return on a repressed in a libidinal economy.