from the whole shell heaven

sisse nar

Senior Member
Korean
Hi, all.

This is from <A death in the family> by James Agee.

They, the locusts, are making noise in the evening.
I don't get
what " from the whole shell heaven" mean.


They are all around in every tree, so that the noise seems to come from nowhere and everywhere at once, from the whole shell heaven, shivering in your flesh and teasing your eardrums, the boldest of all the sounds of night. And yet it is habitual to summer nights, and is of the great order of noises, like the noises of the sea and of the blood her precocious grandchild, which you realize you are hearing only when you catch yourself listening.
 
  • STINGGUY

    Senior Member
    Español
    Hi, all.

    This is from <A death in the family> by James Agee.

    They, the locusts, are making noise in the evening.
    I don't get
    what "from the whole shell heaven" mean.



    Hello sisse nar,

    "from the whole shell heaven": from the whole vault or canopy of heaven
     
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