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lotus eater

One who indulges in idleness, luxury, and pleasure. From The Odyssey, but Homer, the Lotus Eaters were inhabitants of an island who spent every day eating flowers that made them interested in nothing but their own comfort and pleasure. Lounging on the beach of the tiny Greek island, I began dreaming up ways I could become a lotus eater there forever.
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lotus eater

Someone whose only interests are luxury and sensual pleasures, a sybarite. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew encounter the Lotus Eaters, island inhabitants who spend their lives eating a narcotic that causes them to be drowsy and disinterested in anything but their own pleasure, sort of Homeric Flower Children. Several crew members partook and had to be dragged back to the ship to which they were chained until they kicked the habit.
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Like Miranda, The Lotus Eaters presents the details of Helen's ten-year sojourn in Vietnam within a frame.
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Reflecting a ground-breaking approach to vocal writing, Beat Furrer's LotEfagos for soprano and double-bass was written in 2006 and premiered by the very same artist who will give its Cyprus premiere as part of the festival -- the double-bassist Uli Fussenegger of Klangforum Wien who, this time, will be joining forces with French soprano Helene Fauchere to present a composition based on Jose Eungel Valente's poem describing Ulysses' companions and their adventure on the island of the lotus eaters. Billed as "a unique approach to contemporary music", LotEfagos is described as "pursuing a process of deconstruction, of Oblivion."
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