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  • n. Plural form of evocation.


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  • I was filtering the afternoon with evocations of a lost India, but why "evocations"?

    Derek Walcott - Nobel Lecture

  • They also added to fun evocations of recreation so deeply unstructured as to stand for the existential mode of their so-called Lost Generation.

    The English Is Coming!

  • My love of Millais and his contemporaries was, and is, due to the beautiful evocations of the classics and Shakespeare.


  • Reviewers praise her touching, sensitive, witty evocations of love, loss, dislocation, nostalgia; fans talk of greeting her at readings ‘with claps and cheers that would not sound out of place at a pop concert’.

    carol ann duffy | mrs. rip van winkle & valentine « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • And much of the work—which seems to owe more to the Giverny landscapes of Monet, where nature and imagination converge, or to Winslow Homer 's wild evocations of the sea than to Abstract Expressionism—is very good.

    At 70, a First Gallery Show

  • The didactic, neo-Victorian paintings, the monumental if clumsily neoclassical architecture and, after 1941, the numerous evocations of martial valor and national pride, were all manifestations of an ersatz traditionalism that resonated with a people exhausted by decades of upheaval and were, of course, perfectly suited to the maintenance of a tightly controlled, rigidly hierarchical new order.

    Masters of the Dark Arts

  • Starling is a master of witty, eloquent evocations of history and global issues.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Indeed, most of the songs that work a conjurer's spell on Mr. Thompson are, aside from "Gilded Splinters," evocations of the swampland by outsiders who had never been there except in their imagination, epitomized by Creedence Clearwater Revival, who hailed from northern California "but whose boots were nevertheless caked with bayou mud."

    A Road Trip in Search of Ghosts

  • For the rest of us, the war is like an impressionistic mashup of grainy old newsreels, Churchill sound bites, classic movies and self-congratulatory evocations of The Greatest Generation: The British were resolute but doomed, the French pathetic, the Germans and Japanese bestial, the Italians comical, the courageous Russians cannon fodder for the Nazis.

    Those Desperate Hours

  • In Act I, Mr. Muhly's sound world often recalls Messiaen's evocations of nature; in Act II, as the wives go on TV, he switches to a motoric, minimalist insistence that is more like Steve Reich, an enlivening change in musical tone that is over all too soon.

    Stifled Voices


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