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emerges the monstrous which incarnates the horror of fleshless bodies.
Whenshe did finally republish the poem in her second book in 1968, shealtered it slightly to remove the "fleshless devil"between the speaker's thighs who chops her husband to bits (theoriginal lines were restored in the CollectedPoems, published after Harwood's death).
While Faulkner primarily reduces the state of Barron's decomposition to "fleshless" and "rotted," and McCarthy uses more specific detail, both passages create a gruesome image in the reader's mind.
In fact, her narration is a desperate attempt to grapple onto some pieces of the flesh of her identity and to put them back where they belong to; and thus, not to exist just as a fleshless skeleton.
With designs to marry Matilda, Frederic is warned against such a course of action by a 'figure' with the 'fleshless jaws and empty sockets of a skeleton' (93).
What is more, some dresses featured a back view cut away in an angel-wing shape, the better to showcase the deep jut of the shoulder blades in a fleshless back.
Razumov reacts against a comparable (but this time unwelcome) assumption of intimacy implied by a lack of words when he meets Necator and his lean companion and drops "his hand into a largely outstretched palm, fleshless and hot as if dried up by fever, giving a bony pressure, expressive, seeming to say, 'Between us there's no need of words'" (Under 265).
Once they pass from a living form to an "edifice of steel" they yield their humanity and individual passion to a slave-like devotion to the fleshless ideal.
Knowledge in the hands of the naturalist is the outcome of a fleshless reflection, which, under the sign of reason, invalidates the concretely perceived world, the very same world Montaigne inhabits.
His creation turned out to become a fleshless man or skeleton body (Kawan).
In his essay, "Nostalgia in Heaven: Embraces, Affection, and Identity', Manuele Gragnolati explores the paradoxical existence of these formally manifest but fleshless souls, demonstrating the ambivalence of pre-Judgement "vanita".
And are these two all, all the crew, That woman and her fleshless Pheere?
In "A Rose for Emily," the full significance of the smell escaping from Emily Grierson's bedroom will only become evident years later, after her own death leads to the discovery of the fleshless lover still lying in Miss Emily's bed.
(4.) For an introduction to this issue, see, for instance, Gary Hatfield, "The Senses and the Fleshless Eye: The Meditations as Cognitive Exercise," and John P.
Some of his favorite ideas--for instance, that the human body with its senses is far superior to the fleshless spirit of the angels, or that the best afterlife is to become one with nature--are stated again and again and again and again.