-- angelaSiehe auch: Bürgerschreck
the bogey of the middle classes
-- anneliSiehe auch: bürgerschreck
Oxf. Amer. Dict. & Thes.:
enfant terrible - a person who behaves in an unconventional or controversial way.
Random House unabridged:
enfant terrible - 1. an incorrigible child, as one whose behavior is embarrassing. 2. a bold or outspoken person who says or does indiscreet or irresponsible things: Oscar Wilde was the enfant terrible of his day.
Webster's 3rd unabridged:
enfant terrible - 1: a child whose inopportune remarks cause embarrassment 2: a person who compromises his cause or party by rash actions
• The ageing 'enfant terrible' designer defended his overwhelming use of animal pelts to the press after the show
• Apparently, Husain - the aged enfant terrible of Indian art - is not complaining
• Finally, the enfant terrible seems to have been humbled -- and his music is all the better for it. (source: ... oasis-noel-liam-gallagher-ryan ...)
• William F. Buckley was the original enfant terrible
• Anu Malik is is the quintessential enfant terrible of Hindi film music
• carries the nicknames Le Sulk and L'Enfant Terrible along with his moody reputation (source: ... nicolas-anelka-makes-plea-to-didier-drogba ...)
• Meese and Bock, former students at the Hamburg College of Fine Arts, bear witness to the collector's predilection for the enfant terrible and for positions that challenge comfortable assumptions.
• this ensemble piece, led by the ever-genius Mathieu Amalric as the enfant terrible middle child
• the enfant terrible of the moment, Harbhajan Singh
• enfant terrible Antonio Cassano decided to hit the self-destruct button again and was eventually suspended for the next five games
• If there is outrage left in Jean Paul Gaultier, the one-time enfant terrible, it has been vastly qualified by commercial success
• Marco Pierre White, the former enfant terrible of the London dining scene
• enough wearable clothes to indicate that the 39-year-old "enfant terrible" of UK fashion may also be growing up
• Or art for argument’s sake: Mr. Büchel simply used the means he knows best -- his work -- to defend himself against what he sees as an inaccurate and unfair portrayal of him as an enfant terrible
• Sistani's diminishing clout –- and the absence of an apparent successor –- will ultimately bolster Sadr, the enfant terrible of Najaf
• Punk rock enfant terrible Nick Cave wrote the music and lyrics
• Now 56, the co-founder and artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Zane died of AIDS-related causes in 1988) is still regarded as an enfant terrible of dance, who has used the art form as a platform for his socio-political agenda
• this neglect comes from the "destructive cartoon" that greeted Ellis in the early years: his image as a frivolous enfant terrible whose clipped prose was fit only for the MTV generation
• When it opened in 1966, “Offending the Audience,” by the Austrian enfant terrible Peter Handke, aimed to do just that
• At the front of musical experimentation was Arnold Schoenberg, the kind of enfant terrible of music and his followers
• looks at Zimbabwe's literary enfant terrible Marechera's ambivalent place in African literature
• Preparations for the talks were overshadowed by rows, most of them involving South America's 'enfant terrible,' Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
• Writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, an "enfant terrible" of France's literary establishment who helped found the New Novel school in the 1950s, died on Monday aged 85
• The enfant terrible of Cannes, Steven Soderbergh in 1989 was the youngest at age 26 to win the Palme d'Or for his first feature film Sex, Lies and Videotape.
• Sean Penn, the Oscar-winning US actor-turned director once known as Hollywood's "enfant terrible"
• opponents of the enfant terrible of Soviet genetics, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko, were carted off to the Gulag Archipelago, never to be heard from again
• Since 1980, John Zorn has fashioned himself as the enfant terrible of avant-garde improvisation-based music
• Argentina, the international financial systems enfant terrible, could always be relied on to produce a gimmick to spook investors
• the widely successful auction of enfant terrible Damien Hirst's works in London
• Jean-Paul Gaultier, the enfant terrible of French fashion and star designer at Hermes
• Mr. Bond, at 74 something of an aging enfant terrible of the British theaterhttp://corpora.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/cgi-...