- n. Plural form of epigone.
“Many of the older generation still cling resentfully to the great traditions, regarding Chomsky and his "epigones" as philistines and vulgarians.”
“Turn on the news in the past few weeks and it's like reading Trotsky: capitalism in profound crisis; Labour leaders and their 'epigones' (a favourite Trotsky word) locked in internal battle.”
“To him, as a biologist, the form-giving of the specific life process was the primary paradigm of a finalistic process, but for his epigones the order of the universe and the trend toward its perfection became completely dominant.”
“Oddly, he seemed to have no problem with Wagner and his epigones, even though I would argue that Wolf, for instance, gets a lot more moment-by-moment ambiguity out of all those augmented triads.”
“The fetishistic medievalism—Breivik seems to have designed a military dress uniform, and wants to wear it to his trial—is significant: Like Osama bin Laden and his epigones, his worldview seems mainly defined by the politics of the 13th century.”
“In my opinion, however, it is precisely because literature is made from a medium so thorougly tied to modes of conventional discourse and ordinary communication that the creation of genuine art using such a medium should especially be acknowledged and allowed a certain degree of independence from the kind of "social and moral" criticism favored by Irving Howe and his current epigones.”
“Attend a creative writing workshop or open a magazine of short stories nowadays and the chances are you will encounter one of Carver's numberless epigones.”
“If we include the spectacles and Flash Gordon epigones that grace the silver screen also to be SF, however (what we hard SF fans call "Pulp") I would add a whole list of SF films that are good and worthy members of the SF pantheon -- as pulp.”
“The bigger problem may have been that Marshall, the very model of the correct and dedicated public servant, had no Nigerian epigones, only self-centered indigenous leaders with no ambition to serve the national interest.”
“Of course, there are plenty of literary writers who are proudly outside the academy Bukowski and his epigones and plenty of SF writers in the academy, lots of very prolific “literary” writers and bunches of SF writers slow to publish.”
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