KEYWORDS: Emily Dickinson, Blandness, Agedness
, Oblivion, Daoism and Chan Buddhism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, a transcultural perspective
He was barely forty, "yet the soft gestures, the head-nodding, the weary, knowing air give him the aspect of a much older man, or a man in an old tradition." With this litany of agedness
, the writer thus made a nodding reference to the alleged antiquity of Kahane's yeshiva-bred mannerisms, but the contrasting counterpunch came quickly: "His accent, however, is contemporary New York." (1) Indeed, it was contemporary New York, with its discontented racial "minorities" and white "ethnics ' that both catalyzed and accented Kahane's early movement of Jewish militarism, and informed his philosophy, style, and tactics.
Greenes sartorial periodisation, which links ideas about bodily agedness
with a more general awareness of the fact that people in the fourteenth century dressed differently, locates Gower and Chaucer outside of the present.