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|Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira|
Unperceived Ideol. Transship. and Dial.
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A. The Talismanic Word Resists Being Made Explicit
The radicalized talismanic word resists being made explicit. Its real power lies in the emotion which it excites. Reflection, drawing towards the talismanic word the analytic attention of whoever uses or hears it, would disturb and impede ipso facto the sensible and imaginative fruition of the word. Keeping its meaning obstinately implicit, the talismanic word thus continues to be a vehicle and a hiding place for its increasing emotional content.