James Whiston is one of the pioneers of such research and, unsurprisingly, this study makes extensive use of the surviving early versions of a number of Galdosian works and their sources, revealing that these investigations provide an effective insight into Galdos's creative thoughts and are able not only to cast a new light on his works but also to highlight the meticulousness
with which he wrote and clarify how he approached the issue of combining fact/history with fiction.
He takes us through the events that led up to the tragedy and its shattering aftermath with a meticulousness
that seems a determined but hardly reliable guard against emotion.
With the kind of meticulousness
Noah used to gather animals for the ark, the gardeners collect everything from olive trees to grape vines and mint to myrrh to create a blooming replica of the holy book's passages.
This method of moving the panels in order to direct the flow of pigment across their surfaces--at the constant risk of indelible false moves--suggests a certain meticulousness
that resonates intriguingly with the paintings' soaring, obelisk-like figures.
Given Hughes's admirable meticulousness
, I am slightly puzzled by the lack of reference to 'Le pacte autobiographique (bis)' (Poetique, 56 (1983), 416-34), wherein Lejeune, whilst not revoking his original definition of autobiography, did significantly concede that 'isolee de son contexte, citee comme une "autorite", elle pouvait paraitre sectaire et dogmatique, lit de Procuste derisoire' (p.
His argument: Howard Greene (Kelsey Grammer) was such a rules stickler that the constant meticulousness
jeopardized Waddems' first under-100 day.
But it suited a man who had always been alone, this genius with gifts for solitude, perseverance, secrecy and meticulousness
, for penetrating the mysteries of mathematics and the dangers of technology, but never love, never friendship.
The two are seamlessly paired in this catalogue entry, but their marriage shouldn't be quite so harmonious: Indeed, in Pettibon's work obsessive content is allowed to deform formal meticulousness
is marred somewhat by several examples of awkward English and by minor typographical and other errors (the same journal features as The Slavonic Review and The Slavic Review on page 164).
So if some of the intended meanings in McCarthy's fun house are a bit murky, one thing is clear: There is meticulousness
behind the mayhem.
But his meticulousness
does not in any way imply indifference to or withdrawal from human affairs.
Henceforth the paste-ups will be so densely layered with images that they convey the kind of wonder found in Victorian fairy paintings like Richard Dadd's--a wonder based on abundance and meticulousness
, as though the artist performs a slow task in a fairy tale, say, counting grains of sand:
And despite their small internal scale, they never give a feeling of bittiness or craftsmanly meticulousness
In Owens, paintings meticulousness
borders on madness; idiotic optimism hooks up with a bone-chilling futility; a prayer for the phenomenal purity of painting is answered with the sobering knowledge of its limits.
We witnessed-and tasted-his incredible attention to detail in his creations; impressive sourcing and research; dedication, patience and meticulousness
to the processes involved; and a knack for what is simply delicious.