Earthly Paradise


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Earthly Paradise

place of beauty, peace, and immortality, believed in the Middle Ages to exist in some undiscovered land. [Eur. Legend: Benét, 298]
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The more ignorant and uninformed the peasant, the more the folklore of America became the equivalent of earthly paradise (Heiney, 1964: 9).
The range of these experiments is more impressive when one considers that during this period Morris worked at his "day-job" at the Firm and completed and published the twenty-five verse-tales of The Earthly Paradise. Some of his personal poems were subsumed into the latter's vast framework, and I will argue below that the poignant introspection in Morris's unused Earthly Paradise tale "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice" transmuted into myth the emotions and experiences of this period.
Nine pairs of allotmenteers (yes, it's a word) have been given 15 weeks to turn an empty plot into an earthly paradise, then present their produce to win Best in Show.
the Having lost radio contact with Mission Control, the astronauts become angel-Filmof the like figures flailing in limbo between the cold, dark heavens and the inviting warmth of the earthly paradise below.
Will Wright envisions families in an earthly paradise. Thomas Lux pays tribute to his father's constancy and Arthur Smith to his father's knowledge and craftsmanship, still in demand long after his death.
The book is organized into three sections on gardens in life and literature broadly, the Christian significance of gardens and earthly paradise, and gardens under the auspices of feudal power.
But Santiago's portrayal of Puerto Rico's uncertain identity--fluctuating between earthly paradise, New World stopover, and American subordinate, somehow permanently undeserving of actual statehood--is an unusually watchable and understated example of the genre.
Journalist and historian Roelof van Gelder in Naar het aards paradijs (To the earthly paradise) probes for an answer.
In contrast to Poe's vision of terror illustrated by the dark landscape is the vision of beauty and the supernal elaborated by the earthly paradise. Finally, using "The Domain of Arnhem" (1846) as an example, I shall demonstrate that Poe's apparently contradictory visions are two complementary parts of the author's vision of the universe and man's relationship with nature, which projects his concern, frustration, and hope as a poet of dark Romanticism.
Miss Helen, we learn, is an outsider artist working instinctively with shiny found objects to create a garden of statues--owls, camels, mermaids and wise men among them--facing Mecca and representing her vision of earthly paradise. These fabulous creatures may be an affront to the whole village, but they remain out of our sight.
"To them it was an earthly paradise, not just because of the name of one of our streets, but because just about every form of debauchery known to man could be found here.
The clear implication was that had it not been for this shocking behaviour South Koreans would today be living in Kim Il-Jong's earthly paradise. A magazine with that level of intellectual and ethical degradation obviously did not deserve support.