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  • Hemingway redeemed the 1930s with two superb African stories: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," about corruption, self-betrayal and guilt, and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" both 1936, with poignant flashbacks that mix memory and desire.

    Hemingway's Achievement

  • You put somebody in an untenable position, don't allow them time to think or police their boundaries, inculcate guilt and self-hatred, force them to repudiate deeply held beliefs, and they will latch onto the ideology you offer them with unbelievable fervor, because it's an ego-defense against the reality of the self-betrayal you have pressed upon them.

    people go and stay where they should not. they don't do it like i would.

  • This blinds them from recognizing that "normal" adjustment can mask repressed feelings of self-betrayal, self-criticism, and the desire to be freer, more alive.

    Douglas LaBier: When Psychotherapists Fail to Help: Here's Why

  • The themes are self-betrayal and self-forgiveness.

    March 11th, 2009

  • He plays him as a man ineluctably drawn into a pact with the Devil, who slowly awakens to the horrors of the bargain he has made, and who is filled with a sense of self-betrayal.

    Collaborators - review

  • But her offense, and the complicated long-distance relationship that ensues, are only pretexts for a heartbreaking study of passionate love that, deprived of proximity, turn into confusion, little lies on both sides, then bigger lies and, worst of all, self-betrayal.

    'Like Crazy': From Cupid's Blunders, Wonders

  • My fears about a daughter revealed that I was not entirely happy about these acts of self-betrayal.

    Wild Feminine

  • When I first wrote about the link between career success and emotional conflict in Modern Madness a couple of decades ago, I found that the main conflicts people typically experienced were enervating trade-offs and feelings of self-betrayal -- especially around personal values and ideals that clashed with the behavior and attitudes necessary for career advancement.

    Douglas LaBier: Does Your Job Interfere With Your Life?

  • One or the other gives in on the instant, without self-betrayal, and one or the other retires to have a secret cry or to ruminate about it over a cigar — the first faint hints, I may slyly suggest, of the return of rationality.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • They remembered the feelings of self-betrayal, and remember telling themselves they wished for another chance to do this right.

    Dr. Judith Rich: Our Collective Awakening: A Story For The New Decade

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