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 Elysian Fields' collection and exhibition will be on display through November 17, 2013.
Claude and Elysian Fields with its roof blown off is a constant reminder of Katrina's destructive power.
But when Hades morphed into the Elysian Fields there was no noticeable change--none of the pure skies about which Orfeo sings--leaving many to think that his adored wife had been doomed to hell rather than heaven.
"They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields," said Blanche DuBois.
Three such journals--Spitball, Fan, and Elysian Fields Quarterly (previously known as the Minneapolis Review of Baseball)--demonstrate that the literature of baseball, like the game itself, can be found in abundance and splendor at a grass-roots level.
14, Kim Perkins of Elysian Fields will present "Motivating and Retaining Employees," while on Monday, Aug.
The two pieces designated in the title constitute a pseudo-correspondence: Jean d' Auton composes a letter from Hector, one of the neuf preux and accredited Trojan ancestor of the French, now safely reposing in the Elysian fields, to his descendant, the 'heroic' Louis XI I, currently embroiled in his Italian campaigns, and Jean Lemaire joins in the game by penning a rather more witty reply from Louis.
Gehrig had already died on June 2, 1941, and was playing baseball on the Elysian Fields, if anywhere, after Pearl Harbor.
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.