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hermetic

, hermetical
sealed so as to be airtight
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Kasper is an enigmatic figure in the poem, the wise man of the Epiphany, magician, alchemist (Mary and Kaspar also mark the syncretist interplay between alchemical hermeticism and Christianity).
To answer this question speaks volumes about noir's hermeticism.
Kepler's Somnium, a text invested in the birthing of modern science as opposed to medieval hermeticism, advertises this deconstruction very explicitly.
Renaissance Neoplatonism and the Italian natural philosophers, especially Telesio, greatly influenced him, and the monistic natural philosophy that he worked out with its elements of magic, astrology, and Hermeticism was a far cry from the mathematical, mechanistic science of Galileo that was to win the day.
Saba ignored trends such as Futurism and Hermeticism all his life.
Despite its literariness, however, Maso abjures high modernist hermeticism, that Eliotic valorization of the autonomous text, which claims to escape from the personality of both the writer and reader.
Mikhailova's reading undeniably imparts a sense of unity to Marie's Lais, but may at the same time be imposing on them an unwarranted hermeticism.
Meanwhile, from the 1960s, the social history of science honed in on further "external factors" shaping scientific thinking, like hermeticism or magic.
It smuggles inside it a whole nest of qualities, such as the feeling of summation, driven on by awareness of impending mortality, and a hermeticism that can only be understood by subsequent generations.
Beal's paintings deal with what Erich Auerbach, in his influential 1953 study, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, called "the peace of daily life," the world of "domestic realism"--that is, a seamless everydayness, a sort of insularity, a hermeticism that precludes, even denies, tragedy.
just as it is true that my literary education occurred under the sign of Hermeticism and pure poetry, and therefore under the shelter of absolutely outdated tendencies in 1960s Italy.
Accusations of obscurity and hermeticism made against the Symbolists at the time by their critics missed the point: the Symbolists declared they could not use the transparent, universally-understood comparisons, lexis, and syntax of daily intercourse.