from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A simplified spelling of phantasmagoria.


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  • Now all I have to worry about is them wandering around that faux '40s fantasmagoria, prey to corporate predators and the hoards of loonies who think throwing their lucky pennies into a manmade pond while "That's Amore" is piped in over loudspeakers is a good substitute for real life.

    Erika Schickel: Baby Steps

  • Early cinema had its conjurors: George Meliès was described as "king of fantasmagoria" and "magician of the screen" (Wood 178).

    Reading Machines

  • Viewers desperately clinging to terra firma will likely have problems navigating this misty mountain fantasmagoria, but the quality of the cinematography alone by Sven Nykvist should be enough to keep most film buffs watching, narrative be damned.

    Archive 2006-06-04

  • Then follows the third act, a classico-romantic fantasmagoria, in which Faust as medieval knight, ruling his multitudinous vassals from his castle in Arcadia, the fabled land of poetry, is wedded to the classic Queen of Beauty.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 01 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English.

  • -- It is in a red light, something like a fantasmagoria image, illuminated purposely in a special manner in the midst of grand backgrounds of shade and of night.


  • My Twentieth Century's fantasmagoria is altogether more spectral, more hauntological, than that with which we are so familiar from South American fiction.

    GreenCine Daily

  • It’s a very real place that we turn into a fantasmagoria of mystery and morality plays—akin to the contradictory ways in which we once regarded the Orient in the days of opium dens, nobly suffering peasants, crazed rebellions, and merciless potentates.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • * It is better to use the expression "democratic socialization of the means of production" than that of "collective property" because the latter implies a certain theoretical error in that, to begin with, it substitutes for the real economic fact a juridical expression and moreover in the mind of more than one it is confused with the increase of monopolies, with the increasing statization of public utilities and with all the other fantasmagoria of the ever recurring State socialism, the whole effect of which is to increase the economic means of oppression in the hands of the oppressing class.

    Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History


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