Not With a Bang But a Whimper

And again the prayer and the bell. This one sobbed and whimpered like a child. Then he cried out for his mother: “Madre, madre!” And again: “Madre, madre!” And in his description of the NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER.

Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566638518

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Theodore Dalrymple's brilliant new collection of writings follows on the extraordinary success of his earlier books, Life at the Bottom and Our Culture, What's Left of It. No writer today is more adept and incisive in exploring the state of our culture and the ideas that are changing our ways of life. In Not with a Bang But a Whimper, he takes the measure of our cultural decline, with special attention to Britain-its bureaucratic muddle, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young-all pursued in the name of democracy and freedom. He shows how terrorism and the growing numbers of Muslim minorities have changed our public life. Also here are Mr. Dalrymple's trenchant observations on artists and ideologues, and on the treatment of criminals and the mentally disturbed, his area of medical interest.

A Bang Not a Whimper

Author: N. Brooks Clark




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The Bang and the Whimper

Author: Zbigniew Lewicki

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 135

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With a Bang Not a Whimper

Author: Thomas St. Martin



Category: Blizzards

Page: 102

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The Poetry of Ezra Pound

And yet a reader who opened the book would have found on the first page : yet say this to the Possum : a bang , not a whimper , with a bang not with a whimper , To build the city of Dioce whose terraces are the colour of stars .


Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803277564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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This pioneering study did much to rehabilitate Ezra Pound's reputation after a long period of critical hostility and neglect. Published in 1951, it was the first comprehensive examination of the Cantos and other major works that would strongly influence the course of contemporary poetry.

Ezra Pound and Poetic Influence

... digenes , but the twice crucified where in history will you find it ? yet say this to the Possum : a bang , not a whimper , with a bang not with a whimper , To build the city of Dioce whose terraces are the colour of stars .

Author: Helen May Dennis

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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This collection of twenty essays investigates a series of different aspects of poetic influence in relation to the major modernist poet, Ezra Pound. The volume commences with five essays on matters to do with translation and poetic influence, which situate Ezra Pound as an important transitional figure between 19th-century and 20th-century translation strategies. The next five essays consider different influences on Pound's poetry, and introduce the reader to new research in a variety of areas, including how specific Chinese cultural artefacts inform his poetry. The following five essays explore Pound's influence on some of his major contemporaries, such as Eugenio Montale and Charles Olson, and also (through the reading he gave her as a girl) on his daughter, Mary de Rachewiltz. The concluding five essays exemplify different approaches to the thorny issue of Pound and politics, and end with two diametrically opposed interpretations of Pound's political / poetic thought. The collection will be of great interest to scholars of Ezra Pound and of modern to postmodern poetry; but it will also serve as a useful and lively introduction to some of the debates within Pound scholarship to students coming to his work for the first time.

Bodies in Motion and at Rest On Metaphor and Mortality

Bang. 6-. Whimper. and. the. Boom. M. y son and I were moving caskets — an oak .with Celtic crosses on the corners, a cherry with a finish like our dining room table, a cardboard box with a reinforced bottom — each could be buried, ...

Author: Thomas Lynch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344290

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Masterful essays that illuminate not only how we die but also how we live. Thomas Lynch, poet, funeral director, and author of the highly praised The Undertaking, winner of an American Book Award and finalist for the National Book Award, continues to examine the relations between the "literary and mortuary arts." "Lynch engages the reader with a mixture of poetic and funerary elements....his voice is rich and generous."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times "[W]hat makes him such a fine essayist is that it's just the business of everyday life and death to him."—Los Angeles Times Book Review "Few readers will walk away from this volume less than stunned and grateful."—Jay Parini, author of Benjamin's Crossing "A luminous work of words."—Nicholas Delbanco, author of What Remains

Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

bang goes — used to express distress at a suddenly lost opportunity or hope. ... a bang out of watching her walking the oor, and then settles down for a bit of baby talk. not with a bang but a whimper used with allusion to T S Eliot's ...

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917687

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even that we’ve been 'calling a spade a spade' since the sixteenth century. Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world – making knowledge everybody’s property.


The whimperwhimper class ( d ) , although possible , is unlikely because the turnaround , or bounce ... from a big bang and then collapses back to a big bang , with us at present in the expanding phase ; and the bang - whimper class ( b ) ...

Author: Edward Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521661485

Category: Science

Page: 567

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Thoroughly revised and updated introduction to past and present cosmological theory.

The Whimpering of the State

7 The Public Sector This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper . T. S. Eliot ( ' The Hollow Men ' ) While the Treasury's 1984 Post - Election Briefing , Economic Management , heralded commercialisation ...

Author: B. H. Easton

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869402181

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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Describes MMP implementation in New Zealand. Includes case studies on health, education, science, the arts, taxation, retirement policy and infrastructure. Policy possibilities are explored.

Multi Party Litigation

... the case concluded with both a bang and a whimper. The bang came in Judge Kessler's scathing opinion (published in a massive 1,653 pages!),24 finding that cigarette companies had conspired for decades to deceive the public, ...

Author: Wayne V. McIntosh

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774815981

Category: Law

Page: 280

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Drawing upon insights from law and politics, Multi-Party Litigation outlines the historical development, political design, and regulatory desirability of multi-party litigation strategies in cross-national perspective and describes a battle being fought on multiple fronts by competing interests. By addressing the potential and constraints of litigation, this book offers a comprehensive account of an international issue that will interest students and practitioners of law, politics, and public policy.

Department of Transportation News

We cannot postpone action because we are waiting for either the bang or the whimper . Either one will mark the end , not the beginning of any chance or hope -- of undoing our past mistakes . Ever since nomadic man first settled down and ...






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The Changing Housing Market a Bang Or a Whimper

Author: Karl E. Case



Category: Housing

Page: 3

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The Image of Modern Man in T S Eliot s Poetry

The Shadow decapitates the nursery rhyme and interrupts the Lord's Prayer, cutting off the big “bang” with a whimper, suffocating the hollow man's stuttering voice mid-prayer. In an uncanny fashion, Eliot implies that one can feel God's ...

Author: Mariwan Nasradeen Hasan Barzinji

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477247051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

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The Image of Modern Man in T. S. Eliot's Poetry The book , presents an original understanding of The Image of Modern Man in T. S. Eliots complex and difficult poems in an easy and understandable way. Eliots vision of the Modern Man and the modern world is depicted throughout Eliots most well-known poems. Eliot was criticized by some critics for the quality of his work. The aim of this book is to show what an excellent and successful writer he is, to reveal the value and the contemporaneity of his work. His poetry is highly evaluated for its unique way of depicting the Modern humanity by realizing their problems as well as finding solutions for them. The book is a great help not only for students, but also for researchers as the writer has spent much time in reading Eliots Poems. He has also written an ample introduction about modernism, modernity, modern literature and modern poetry, which might be enough to understand the rise of modern poetry. ... All of Eliots poems especially The Waste Land has presented readers with all the aspects of the modern life. Life is depicted as a mirror, broken and shattered into pieces as it is clear in the different parts of the poem. Eliot unlike many poets did not leave the modern man lost in despair but he finds them, their peace of mind by having a true and stable faith as well as their turning to God. The only solution for the entire problems of modern man is to turn to God and neglect the world that completely occupied them spiritually. ...Modern man has lost his values especially women by only looking after children, many of them turned to prostitution because they did not have any source of income; therefore, they used that as a way to earn money to maintain life. These are the characteristics of the modern city, which are shared by all the countries, especially Europe. Eliot insists on the necessity of turning from world to God. He believed that God can solve their problems, because man or any other earthly power could not change that gloomy and aimless life, which modern man complained against.

Bangs Crunches Whimpers and Shrieks

permits us to retrodict the existence of a big bang singularity and, in spatially closed models with sufficient mass, to predict a big crunch singularity. Thus, the application of the EFE implies that time is finite in the past, and, ...

Author: John Earman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195344646

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Almost from its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity was known to sanction spacetime models harboring singularities. Until the 1960s, however, spacetime singularities were thought to be artifacts of the idealizations of the models. This attitude evaporated in the face of a series of theorems, due largely to Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, which showed that Einstein's general theory implies that singularities can be expected to occur in a wide variety of conditions in both gravitational collapse and in cosmology. In the light of these results some physicists adopted the attitude that, since spacetime singularities are intolerable, general relativity contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Others hoped that peaceful coexistence with singularities could be achieved by proving a form of Roger Penrose's cosmic censorship hypothesis, which would place singularities safely inside black holes. Whatever the attitude one adopts toward spacetime singularities, it is evident that they raise a number of foundational problems for physics and have profound implications for the philosophy of space and time. However, philosophers of science have been slow to awaken to the significance of these developments. Indeed, this is the first serious book-length study of the subject by a philosopher of science. It features an overview of the literature on singularities, as well as an analytic commentary on their significance to a number of scientific and philosophical issues.

Banks Exchanges and Regulators

On 1 April 1998 Japan experienced its own Big Bang but , even then , many restrictions were retained as a way of protecting ... Vincent Boland , “ A place in the holy trinity , 26th March 1998 ; Gillian Tett , “ A bang or a whimper ?

Author: Ranald C. Michie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199553734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

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Never have financial markets been subjected to a period of change as rapid and extensive as took place from the 1970s onwards. Ranald C. Michie provides an authoritative account of this upheaval based on a careful reading of the Financial Times over the last four decades.

T S Eliot a Reconsideration

Thus , with a final jingle which can be read as a contemptuous epigraph on a world ending without the grandeur of a tragedy , the poem ends with the whimper of defeat and futility : This is the way the worlds ends Not with a bang but a ...

Author: Naorem Khagendra Singh

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176482387


Page: 289

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Secret History

22 Lewicki, Zbigniew, The Bang and the Whimper: Apocalypse and Entropy in American Literature, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1984, p. 115. Of course, some other authors had a deep acquaintance with such topics.

Author: Craig Bauer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351668498

Category: Computers

Page: 640

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The first edition of this award-winning book attracted a wide audience. This second edition is both a joy to read and a useful classroom tool. Unlike traditional textbooks, it requires no mathematical prerequisites and can be read around the mathematics presented. If used as a textbook, the mathematics can be prioritized, with a book both students and instructors will enjoy reading. Secret History: The Story of Cryptology, Second Edition incorporates new material concerning various eras in the long history of cryptology. Much has happened concerning the political aspects of cryptology since the first edition appeared. The still unfolding story is updated here. The first edition of this book contained chapters devoted to the cracking of German and Japanese systems during World War II. Now the other side of this cipher war is also told, that is, how the United States was able to come up with systems that were never broken. The text is in two parts. Part I presents classic cryptology from ancient times through World War II. Part II examines modern computer cryptology. With numerous real-world examples and extensive references, the author skillfully balances the history with mathematical details, providing readers with a sound foundation in this dynamic field. FEATURES Presents a chronological development of key concepts Includes the Vigenère cipher, the one-time pad, transposition ciphers, Jefferson’s wheel cipher, Playfair cipher, ADFGX, matrix encryption, Enigma, Purple, and other classic methods Looks at the work of Claude Shannon, the origin of the National Security Agency, elliptic curve cryptography, the Data Encryption Standard, the Advanced Encryption Standard, public-key cryptography, and many other topics New chapters detail SIGABA and SIGSALY, successful systems used during World War II for text and speech, respectively Includes quantum cryptography and the impact of quantum computers

A Moral Universe Torn Apart

The end of Western civilization, it turns out, comes with both a bang and a whimper. The bang: endless sex, animalistic, primal, without strings. As Adam Levine whines, "Baby, I'm preying on you tonight, hunt you down, eat you alive, ...

Author: Ben Shapiro

Publisher: Creators Publishing

ISBN: 1945630027

Category: Political Science


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Ben Shapiro discusses hot-button political and social issues of the day. He calls attention to the corruption of the American future due to social liberalism. This is a collection of his nationally syndicated columns from 2014.

Unsettled States Disputed Lands

with a bang and a whimper. The whimper was the Liberal government's abandonment of what had been the party's single most important goal for thirty years—home rule for a united Ireland. This decision was taken not solely or most ...

Author: Ian S. Lustick

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501731947

Category: Political Science

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