The book establishes both a chronology for these works and a developmental pattern: from the early writings of the Lais that "remain enmeshed in the futureless
feudal institutions that account for the fatalism at their core," Bloch presents the Fables as affirming "a universe of new values associated with money economy" and the rise of the managerial class (192) and the Espurgatoire as responding to issues directly related to the conquest of Ireland by England.
But no matter who does win among the Big Four, it will only reinforce the pathetic, useless and futureless
stalemate which, for more and more people, is becoming too much to cope with every single flippin' day of our short lives.
By claiming that these conditions prevent the commercial publication of not just innovative but now any type of "serious fiction" (2) at all, McCaffery justifies the existence of the dozen or so canonically futureless
writers who fill out the pages of American Made, a group boasting Fulbright appointments, writers-colony fellowships, and all the other predictable awards, plus professorships in small-time creative writing programs.
Catalogue images produced new therapeutic narratives for the type of men whom Hine posed on Pittsburgh streets and framed as helpless, futureless
The 1996 Human Development Report declared that "economic growth, if not properly managed, can be jobless, voiceless, ruthless, rootless and futureless
, and thus detrimental to human development".
Above all, those futureless
masses yearn to excuse their profound individual inadequacies and to explain away the prison walls their beliefs have made of their lives.
14 The lack of anything resembling a genuine career ladder contributes to the feeling of many teachers that they are trapped in a career that has become not only joyless but futureless
Weiss, viewed the 17th of November (the beginning of the revolution against state socialism in Czechoslovakia) as "the epitome of ineffectiveness and futureless
tendency of the communistic party and the proof of its organizational and ideological failure".
The way that children look at their own futureless
lives, as in the work of Ahmadou Kourouma or Tierno Monenembo, tells us that all is not lost.
But if fundamentalism requires the suppression of women, offering desperate, futureless
men the psychological and practical satisfaction of instant superiority to half the human race, the emancipation of women could be the key to overcoming it.
Sometimes it all seemed mere Sisyphean effort, pushing uphill and futureless
a rock bearing sweaty handprints of so many others.
In The Memoirs of a Survivor (1975), she created an apocalyptic future in which gangs of children rage and plunder, "feckless and irresponsible, hopeless, futureless
, uneducated and ineducable," but having no choice because all means of socialization have been destroyed.