Elysian Fields


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Elysian Fields

A place or time of perfect, happy contentment, likened to the paradisiacal afterlife of Greek mythology. After three years living in the big city, barely making any money, I find myself dreaming of the Elysian Fields of my childhood in the Midwest.
See also: Elysian, Field

the Elysian Fields

heaven. literary
Homer describes the Elysian Fields (called Elysium by Latin writers) as the happy land in which the blessed spirits live in the afterlife.
See also: Elysian, Field
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Barging his way into Elysian Fields, he yells at Blanche, grabs her by the arms, rips down her lampshade, forces her face into the light and pushes her into an armchair.
The third category, realistic, served the needs of the script's special effects such as the police light in the party scene, light through the iron bars in the prison, or footages of wavering, dappled sunlight coming through the leaves in the Elysian fields.
Over the years Spitball, Fan, and Elysian Fields Quarterly (EFQ)--as well as the latter's predecessor, the Minneapolis Review of Baseball (MRB)--have been the three predominant baseball literary journals, publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on baseball.
A short distance away, "for the young at heart and the seekers, there is a big little city, Elysee City," which is reminiscent of the Elysian Fields, a paradise in the afterlife in Greek mythology.
This latter part of the gardens is one of the most important works by the artist architect William Kent (1685-1748), and is based upon an allegorical essay by Joseph Addison in The Tatler in 1709, describing the Elysian Fields, the Heaven of the ancient world.
For a playground we chose the Elysian fields of Hoboken, just across the Hudson river.
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Peter, where he worked on Streetcar and whose house numbers he transferred to Elysian Fields for the Kowalski apartment.
To this list add autumn titles as diverse as ``Auto Focus,'' ``The Man From Elysian Fields,'' ``The Banger Sisters,'' ``Pipe Dream,'' the French productions ``Alias Betty'' and ``Children of the Century'' and the Italian psycho-confessional ``Scarlet Diva,'' then toss in yet-to-be-seen pieces such as the Virginia Woolf-centric triptych ``The Hours'' and Roman Polanski's Cannes Film Festival-winning, Holocaust-survival story ``The Pianist,'' and it's apparent that art is more cinematic than ever.
Now I like to imagine them galloping across Elysian Fields, reveling in their own kind of horse heaven.
He learns he can stay in the blissful Elysian Fields if he is willing to open his mind and associate with some disreputable types there, such as artists and adulterers.
Native tribes were frequently cajoled or forced to move to poor quality land by successive British and Canadian governments, but it is nothing short of wilfully misleading romantic fiction to portray Native life before Europeans arrived as idyllic Elysian Fields where children played with fawns.
Collected here are excerpts from works describing the Elysian Fields, the Isles of the Blessed, and the distant habitats of the Hyperboreans, the Ethiopians, and the Amazons.
Aside from the set ballets--the opening, the Dances of the Furies, the Dance of the Blessed Spirits in the Elysian Fields, and the joyous finale ("Trionfi Amore
and Virgil says that the Elysian fields are happy and peaceful places.