2017年7月4日 星期二

Pandemonium, Dada, hellbent, dead hand control


A Playwright’s Final Wish: Destroy My Unfinished Work

Edward Albee, who died last fall, gave instructions to destroy his incomplete manuscripts. The request — called dead hand control — is not unusual, and his executors have said they plan to honor it.



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Dada was born 100 years ago in the "total pandemonium" of Zurich’s wild Cabaret Voltaire.

Art and culture have never been the same since, writes Alastair Sooke.
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A president hellbent on destroying human decency would be toxic for my son and daughters.
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hell-bent
adjective
adjective: hellbent
  1. determined to achieve something at all costs.
    "she's hell-bent on leaving"




pandemonium 

Pronunciation: /ˌpandɪˈməʊnɪəm/ 




NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar:there was complete pandemonium—everyone just panicked



Origin

Mid 17th century: modern Latin (denoting the place of all demons, in Milton's Paradise Lost), from pan- 'all' + Greek daimōn 'demon'.

Pandemonium 

For book 1 of his epic poem Paradise Lost, published in 1667, John Miltoninvented Pandemonium – from the Greek pan (all), and daimon (evil spirit), literally "a place for all the demons" – or, as Milton first expressed in the poem: "A solemn Councel forthwith to be held At Pandæmonium, the high Capital Of Satan and his Peers." Later in the work he calls it the "citie and proud seat of Lucifer". By the end of the century, Pandemonium had become a synonym not just for hell, but, because the devils created a lot of noise, uproar and tumult. In 1828, Edward Bulwer-Lytton applied it to a common location: "We found ourselves in that dreary pandaemonium … a Gin-shop." Today, the term is applied to any scene of disarray, confusion or even heightened activity as in the headline: iPad pandemonium.

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