His latest book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, is available from HarperCollins.
Peter Beinart is author of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.
But like the Icarus of her poems, Sor Juana ended up flying too close to the sun.
Zucker will go down in history as the Icarus of media executives, a bright, shining star who got burned the higher he rose.
“The Fall of Icarus”, by Hendrick Goltzius, is one of my all-time favorite images by one of my all-time favorite artists.
The fall of Icarus was probably invented to explain the name of the Icarian Sea.
For Icarus, these cautions went in at one ear and out by the other.
Let us now return the pinions we borrowed from Icarus, and prepare to bid farewell to the wilds.
From Icarus on down, levitation or its equivalent has been a favorite.
You speak like Phaeton or Icarus, and pray remember the calamities that befell them.
son of Daedalus in Greek mythology; he flew too high on artificial wings and so plunged to his death. Used allusively from 1580s. The name is of unknown origin.
A small asteroid with a highly eccentric, Earth-crossing orbit that takes it to within 30 million km (19 million mi) of the Sun, or closer than the planet Mercury. In 1968 Icarus approached within 6 million km (4 million mi) of the Earth. See more at asteroid.