Till Eulenspiegel is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore. He appeared in chapbooks telling episodes that outlined his picaresque career ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_EulenspiegelTill Eulenspiegel is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore. He appeared in chapbooks telling episodes that outlined his picaresque career ...
D.H. Lawrence described Herman Melville's life thus: “A mother: a gorgon. A home: a torture box. A wife: a thing with clay feet. Life: a sort of disgrace.” The author of "Moby Dick", "Typee" and “Omoo” died on September 28th 1891
When people buy a book, they want to read the author, not a centaur or a Chapman brothers figure - the work, and not the product of something I once described as "the strange bi-authorship of translation".
AS my fine professor of economics at Columbia, C. Lowell Harriss (who just celebrated his 96th birthday) used to tell us, economics is the study of the allocation of scarce goods and services. What could be scarcer or more precious than love? It is rare, hard to come by and often fragile.
For all of Kerr's apparent agonizing over whether or not he should
have written the book, it is neither novel in its basic thesis nor in
its profoundly pessimistic overtones. The idea that the post-War
Japanese economic 'miracle' was founded on feet of clay and the
debunking of associated extravagant claims of social wellbeing are by
no means new. For example, Frank Gibney advanced these ideas as far
back as 1979 in his Japan: The Fragile Superpower. Moreover, numerous
recentcommentators, such as Gavan McCormack (1996) in The Emptiness of
Japanese Affluence, have presented a similar picture.T
Title: Japan's Feet of Clay · Author: Utley, Freda, 1898-1978. Note: New York: W. W. Norton, 1937.
|Link:||PDF at fredautley.com|
|Stable link here:||http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=olbp37866|
|Subject:||Japan -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945|
|Subject:||Japan -- Social conditions|
Japan's Feet of Clay
JAPAN'S FEET OF CLAY (Japanese Economic Histor)
|著者：||Freda Utley／Janet Hunter|
|出版社：||ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL|
The Gorgons were three monsters in Greek mythology, daughters of Echidna and Typhon, the mother and father of all monsters respectively. Their names were Stheno, Euryale, and the most famous of them, Medusa.
feet of clay 不安定, 弱点.
feet of clayA failing or weakness in a person's character, as in The media are always looking for a popular idol's feet of clay.
This expression comes from the Bible (Daniel 2:31-33), where the prophet interprets Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a statue with a head of gold and feet of iron clay. [c. 1600]]
easily damaged, broken or harmed:
Be careful with that vase - it's very fragile.
The assassination could do serious damage to the fragile peace agreement that was signed last month.
I felt rather fragile (= weak) for a few days after the operation.
HUMOROUS No breakfast for me, thanks - I'm feeling rather fragile (= ill, upset or tired) after last night's party.
The collapse of the bank is an ominous reminder of the fragility of the world's banking system.
━━ a. こわれやすい; はかない; （体が）弱い; （酔って）気分が悪い; かすかな.
fragile sndrome 【医】ぜい弱X症候群.
fragile sndrome 【医】ぜい弱X症候群.