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The "lesson" of "Wakefield" was "not lost on Melville," writes Richard Brodhead: in "Bartleby," Melville "creates his own version of this passive, unimpassioned, unexplained, and inexpressive character" (47).
Nevertheless, scholarly works generally are written as if the author not only is dispassionate but unimpassioned.
25) Beckett's Endgame seems to be shorn of any "good"; sarvam duhkham (universal suffering)--the classically elemental unimpassioned ritual of agony--permeates every crevice of the play.
The shot captured a blackened, unimpassioned expressionless face behind a diaphanous orange veil, the semi-nude body robed in firelight.
David McKeen, Cobham's biographer, argues cautiously that "Cobham's interference with Shakespeare's text must have been unimpassioned, its object no more than the maintenance of decency at a time when the spokesmen for respectability in London were already calling for the suppression of all plays.
The anti-nuclear protest amounts, in fact, to an allomorph of the rag antics-as uncommitted, unimpassioned, and numerically feeble as they--and the mushroom cloud on a banner matches the tower of ostrich plumes during the Verushka shoot, their smoky, fiery colors trivializing the weapon as an "accessory," an artifact constructed from the trappings of the Bourbon regime.
In 1882, the SPR was founded to investigate "that large body of debatable phenomena designated by such terms as mesmeric, psychical, and spiritualistic," and to do so "in the same spirit of exact and unimpassioned enquiry which has enabled Science to solve so many problems" (Gauld, 1968, p.
By contrast, although a comic painter, Hogarth's "pictures are not indifferent, unimpassioned descriptions of human nature, but rich exuberant satires upon it," he never "looks at an object but to find out a moral or a ludicrous effect.
The Mackintosh he prefers to remember, "too indolent for an author; too unimpassioned for an orator" (11:101), partakes much more of the "merely abstracted" than the speaker who unsettled listeners in 1799, a dramatic transformation precipitated, Hazlitt speculates, by an interview with Edmund Burke shortly before the latter's death.
In contrast to Wilkie, Hazlitt sees Hogarth as a comic painter, whose 'pictures are not indifferent, unimpassioned pictures of human nature, but rich exuberant satires upon it.
She inserts into her column excerpts from other journalists' newspaper and magazine articles that note her unimpassioned voice (147) as well as the absence of rhetoric in her speeches (150); thus, she further establishes her objectivity as a traveling eyewitness.
Abraham] Lincoln's Inaugural Address is before our readers--couched in the cool, unimpassioned, deliberate language of the fanatic, with the purpose of pursuing the promptings of fanaticism even to the dismemberment [pulling apart] of the government with the horrors of civil war.
As his aunt and uncle had recounted it, Tuan's parents seemed perfectly content with this arranged love affair, and being so, the unimpassioned nature of this union carried over to their married life where, as Tuan had witnessed it all the years of his life, there was love and sincerity but none of the spirit he saw in his Uncle Dai's marriage with Aunt Loan.
According to James Downey, the eighteenth-century sermon was generally "ethical and rational in its content, disciplined and precise in its language, and unimpassioned in its presentation.
At Nottingham on Wednesday, for example, he arrived for one ride on a lesser accomplished Godolphin runner wearing an unimpassioned countenance that fits him like a baggy suit.