spareness


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Lisa Moore is a great example of a writer who has excelled in short fiction from the earliest part of her career and who has brilliantly brought her short-story-honed aesthetic into the novel form in Alligator (2005) and February (2009), All of her writing is marked by a gorgeous spareness that is somewhat reminiscent of Raymond Carver and early Richard Ford stories, yet Moore's work is also suffused with an understated wry comic sensibility that makes even her nastiest and most forlorn characters somehow likable.
In Chui Chai the dancers transform from ancient to contemporary, male to female, and spareness to s splendor.
He spoke about the spareness of crime writing--good crime writing--and the economy of detail that speaks volumes.
When the action moves to practical locations such as Mario's apartment or a restaurant where he has dinner with Elena Flores, the young dancer he determines to cast in a lead role, the spareness of the performance space is striking.
What may thus appear to be a captious preference for voluptuous curves and bulging forms in place of a more athletic spareness proves to be one result of the evolution of fabricating methods and assembly-line techniques.
We have Nicholls to thank for the spareness with which he is campaigned, as he is given a racing programme designed to preserve him and not expose him to inevitable wounds of attrition that frequent fighters inevitably incur.
With all respect to Archibald MacLeish's classical take on the utility of poetical spareness ("For all the history of grief/An empty doorway and a maple leaf") (681), the epigrammatic snapshot here resonates all the more chillingly surrounded as it is by a huge book in which the author has paid his contextual dues.
Also what's incredibly modern--and even postmodern--about Horton is the spareness of his language.
Although less known, Giacometti was also a painter, and his monochromatic works, often done in tones of gray and featuring a single human figure, are stripped down of detail and haunting in their spareness.
The distractions of life take people out of themselves, he said, but the spareness and quiet of Cistercian architecture, its emphasis on proportion and the subtle play of light, are meant to do just the opposite, centering people so that they become more interior and discover God within their hearts.
But spareness, if you're not Hemingway, often removes the tics and flourishes that make a writer unique, and there are too many lean, beautiful short stories out there that sound as if they are all written by the same MFA graduate.
Melanie Little adeptly weaves historical information into her tale to fashion a more complete picture of the period, and the poems that make up the story are evocative in their simplicity and spareness.
Liu Kanghi's rooms, situated above his store, are described as "large and cool" and their decoration reinforces an impression of spareness and asceticism: "The furniture had been brought from China, but there was nothing of tinsel about it.
From this direction came a preference for simplicity and spareness (embodied in William Morris' famous dictum that you should have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful), which implied a restraint of consumption, and an aspiration for the 'green city' (or 'City Verdant'--to use Gropius's term in The New Architecture and the Bauhaus translated by Morton Shand), the city permeated by nature.
The spareness of the meal shows Rockwell's determination not to depict overabundance in the picture that was inspired by Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech of 1941.