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POETRY OF REVOLT: Beware of Dionysians Wearing Masks

Dionysus. . . is the genuine mask god. ──Walter F. Otto In the case of Dionysus, the mask disguises him as much as it proclaims his identity. --Jean-Pierre Vernant The mask is a symbol both of the ‘pure presence’ of … Continue reading

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DIONYSIAN: WINE,FRENZY & the TORTURED AESTHETIC

In more recent years, even those who admire  Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” , realize the book  challenges traditional values.For example, observers compare the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus. In the same manner the  wily economic behavior of modern Greeks … Continue reading

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