So M'Cola laughs at both Hemingway, who hunts on the African continent, and the hyena, "self-eating devourer
of the dead" (GH0A 38), (4) suggesting that the two are in some way identical.
In Blake's equation above, the war between the Devourer
and the Prolific must be eternal, otherwise human existence enters an extinction course; religion, by trying to reconcile the two types, favours the extinction of the human race.
the hyena, hermaphroditic self-eating devourer
of the dead, trailer of calving cows, hamstringer, potential biter-off of your face at night while you slept, sad yowler, camp-follower, stinking, fowl, with jaws that crack the bones that the lion leaves, belly dragging, loping away on the brown plain, looking back, mongrel dog-smart in the face; wack from the little Mannlicher and then the horrid circle starting.
The prey and the predator, the hunter and the hunted, the devourer
and the devoured all come together to perform the inexplicable dance of life.
This thinking is a culmination of his thinking in such mid-career works as The Prolific & The Devourer
, "Against Romanticism," "Mimesis and Allegory," and the Didymus columns.
Here, the innocuous visage of Frank has been replaced with a string of grotesque and disfigured female portraits like those of the "Face Eater" (2004)--a macabre union of Francis Bacon and George Condo--and "The Devourer
," plastic, malleable hybrids who possess the ability to simultaneously destroy and regenerate themselves.
On folio 17, the knight Tondal and his guardian angel observe the beast Acheron, devourer
of the avaricious (Fig.
Hazrat Jabir (radi Allahu anhu) has reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) cursed the devourer
of usury, its payer, its scribe, and its two witnesses.
where she swims in the depths she who lies beneath all the devourer
In fact, when characterizing the iconic regime in terms of the relationship between these two variables and the cannibal impulse, it is plausible to recur to two founding myths of the Greco-Christian culture, which seem to rule as dominant figures in the desiring machines of current capitalism: the myth of Cronos the devourer
, and the myth of Satan, seen by Dante as the great Cannibal through whose belly all unredeemed sinners are to pass, those who today may be described as the excluded, the radically others, the inhabitants of the hell produced by the everyday life ruled by capital.
whose crocodile jaws will scarf the lying soul.
There it could be waylaid by scorching fires, poisonous snakes, wild animals and worst of all the Devourer
- a demon with the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus.