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The opaque symbolic lexicons of the modernist arts proved to render many works vulnerable to misleading interpretations by formalist critics who ignored the explicatory literature and the statements of artists.
As explicatory utterances were contained within a highly-structured work of art, where each detail was suffused with signification, everything about them could be used to increase the scope of their informative potential.
Searle, whose article I have quoted repeatedly, elevates the concept of "pretending" to the central explicatory category of "fictionality": "the author of a work of fiction pretends to perform a series of illocutionary acts, normally of the representative type" (325).
So in its proper place, tradition plays both an explicatory role in exposing a provisional understanding(s) of a doctrine in cases where it is initially unclear and a confirmatory role in cases where contemporary doctrinal conclusions jive with the historically orthodox tradition.
On the other, he alters the text towards the most prosaic or explicatory.
The authors admit that the mechanisms linking the measured phenomenon (increased nodular size) with the observed (altered permselectivity) are insufficiently understood to postulate an explicatory hypothesis.
But it seems his more historical and materialist account has had less explicatory force in popular Shakespeare studies than would have been expected.
The three essays of the second group, by Cre, Selman, and McGovern-Mouron, again take interesting, explicatory lines, concentrating on careful textual readings to make balanced points.
Moreover, my grandmother's notes on herself cover several of the different rhetorical classes of marginalia Jackson observes in her history and genre-study of annotation: the explicatory, the revisionist, the social, the personal, and the interrogative.
What I wish to argue here is that the perspective and the prescription of Albert Camus--in particular, the Camus of The Myth of Sisyphus--have a unique value in this explicatory enterprise.
Carl-Viggo Holmebakk's strange mechanism for viewing Norwegian peaks is an obvious example (p70), but Thibault's ice palace, and Hecht's water pavilion also have explicatory functions.
The six chapters, the two appendices, the accompanying explicatory footnotes, and the carefully selected and updated bibliographic references that make up Kant and the Platypus provide a wealth of invaluable material to anyone interested in the overall fields of language, epistemology, and semiotics.
Moralizing, explicatory captions were frequently added to the prints, although it is not known what Chardin thought about: the practice or about the captions themselves.
49) Horatio's explanation to Bel-imperia has the added explicatory function of filling in those spectators at The Spanish Tragedy who may be unfamiliar with 1 Hieronimo.
Leigh has a special knack for using pauses and silence to convey a person's emotional make-up more tellingly than pages of explicatory dialogue.