Sorrentino never pretended--was probably the least dishonest of any great writer we had, never allowing himself the ease or the comfort of a readymade phrase without showing his hand, acknowledging like Flaubert that even our starkest misery tends towards
the form of the cliche.
Allen's effervescent, upbeat, seemingly always sunny disposition is strongly reminiscent of Reagan, while his informal, cowboy/frat-boy/jocular style, frequently wearing cowboy boots, chewing tobacco, and throwing an omnipresent football as former University of Virginia quarterback and son of a former Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams head coach, tends towards
the current President.
The statement that "Pilates tends towards
the linear" is misplaced.
While these architects operate in many respects at opposite ends of the spectrum -- Gehry's architecture is ebullient, while that of Williams & Tsien tends towards
reticence and understatement -- they also share much in common.
For instance Healy's opening chapter, though raising important issues of categorization, tends towards
a schematic reading of "neo-conservative" and "new" models of history, while any potted survey of deconstruction (chapter 2) or feminist criticism (chapter 7) is necessarily an exercise in selectivity -- only compounded by scant footnote references to further issues and reading.