It is possible to name an ancestor to this obsessive-compulsive noir: David Lynch.
So a story prefigures Light in August, just as an ancestor precedes a descendant.
Schiele is, if nothing else, an ancestor of the best in long-legged fashion illustration.
Soon after he was seen stumping for the Assad regime in his ancestor's conflagrated homeland.
That "digital" gesture is a reminder that weavings are the ancestor of today's computer-treated images.
The next day he would say: 'I come to bring a sword'--that was the noble German blood of a Teutonic ancestor.
If he was one, he was either the victim of misfortune or the inheritor of the misfortune of an ancestor.
But the disgrace of their ancestor has always been keenly felt by them.
Hubert, living 1281-82; ancestor of the Marquis of Clanricarde.
This represents a particular form of animism, for the soul of the ancestor is thought to become a god.
c.1300, ancestre, antecessour, from Old French ancestre (12c., Modern French ancêtre), from Late Latin antecessor "predecessor," literally "foregoer," agent noun from past participle stem of Latin antecedere "to precede," from ante- "before" (see ante) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Current form from early 15c. Feminine form ancestress recorded from 1570s.