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phantasmagoria

, phantasmagory
Films a sequence of pictures made to vary in size rapidly while remaining in focus
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He had a singular propensity, for example, to hang over Maule's well, and look at the constantly shifting phantasmagoria of figures produced by the agitation of the water over the mosaic-work of colored pebbles at the bottom.
When the boatman had taken his departure, he remained standing stupidly on the strand, staring straight before him and perceiving objects only through magnifying oscillations which rendered everything a sort of phantasmagoria to him.
The phantasmagoria of his brain vanished at sight of her.
Foregrounding the transgressive impetus of the genres, he looks at the realm of theory, 19th-century phantasmagorias, spectral Americas, and from modernism to postmodernism.
and each riffs off its Ann& paintings throisei phantasmagorias of set-edged finger streaks.
But Carey could manage these phantasmagorias while maintaining the heartbreaking humanity of his characters.