“To see how the appearance of the lusty hero in the halls of woe can heighten the tragic interest by the sheer force of contrast, we must turn to the 'Alcestis' of Euripides, where the death of Alcestis and the strange conflict of Hercules with Death is treated with just that touch of mystery and unearthliness which is absent from the libretto which Gluck was called upon to set.”
“Clary had seen some of the fey before at Magnuss party and had been struck by both their cold beauty and a certain wild unearthliness they possessed even when they were dancing and drinking.”
“The strangeness of what we were about to do, the unearthliness of it, overwhelmed me.”
“Ruth, all dream, all unearthliness gone from a face now a tragic mask of human woe and terror.”
“It was not, this time, the unearthliness he had seen in the dog; it was a sudden shock of feeling that he had seen them somewhere before.”
“The beauty of the blued clouds and dark skyles had an unearthliness that made Carl shiver.”
“He had the strength of the angels, and something of their unearthliness.”
“In every age religious souls have voiced this unearthliness of reality, the noble other-worldliness of the goals of the natural order.”
“The intensity of the clear light had something strange and wonderful in it, touched with unearthliness.”
“What once had saintly unearthliness is now a powerful motor among worldly interests.”
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