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  • noun Plural form of numen.

Etymologies

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From Latin

Examples

  • But with narratives designed to enact reader/writer wish-fulfillment and paranoid neuroses, the role of monstra and numina is pretty self-evident; it's of more interest when these quirks are part of the narrative dynamics.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • But with narratives designed to enact reader/writer wish-fulfillment and paranoid neuroses, the role of monstra and numina is pretty self-evident; it's of more interest when these quirks are part of the narrative dynamics.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The whole trilogy becomes an argument by demonstration that the resolution of a ruptura monstrum does not come from another ruptura (and another and another) but from the complementary response of a dictum numina.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Such chimeric numina monstrum can be pointed at in the text, but it is probably as easy to point at them in the wide eyes of a child, listening attentively as the wonders are related.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • There is no Athena to order off the Furies for Calcutta, no merciful justice, no dictum numina.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Where we look for the sublime, we will invariably find these numina monstra.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • The whole trilogy becomes an argument by demonstration that the resolution of a ruptura monstrum does not come from another ruptura (and another and another) but from the complementary response of a dictum numina.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • The writer -- the strange fiction writer in particular -- can gain a lot of mileage from simply pushing the reader's wonder and horror buttons, while the characters who confront these numina and monstra take them entirely in their stride.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • There is no Athena to order off the Furies for Calcutta, no merciful justice, no dictum numina.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • To the right, it becomes innately benevolent, permeated by numina, a romantic meadow of Thinning; its aesthetic is idyllic.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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