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Brewer's: Despair

The Giant Despair, in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, lived in “Doubting Castle.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DessertDesdemona A B C D E F …

Brewer's: Phocensian Despair

Desperation which terminates in victory. In the days of Philip, King of Macedon, the men of Phocis had to defend themselves single-handed against the united forces of all their neighbours, …

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Despair

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Fragment: Supposed to be an Ep...FragmentDespair And canst thou mock mine agony, thus calm In cloudless radiance, Queen of silver night? Can you, ye flow'rets, spre…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: Childish Griefs

by EmilyDickinsonThanksgiving DayChildish Griefs Childish Griefs Softened by Time's consummate plush, How sleek the woe appears That threatened childhood's citadel And undermined the yea…

L'Eclisse (1962)

Director: Michaelangelo AntonioniCast: Monica Vitti and Alain Delon The aimless drift of romantic attachment, the inevitability of missed connections, the emptiness of life: brooding 1960s exi…

The Definition of Love

The Definition of Love My Love is of a birth as rare As 'tis for object strange and high: It was begotten by despair Upon Impossibility. Magnanimous Despair alone. Could show me so divine …