abstruseness


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Synonyms for abstruseness

the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

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Overall, at least for Glissant's first five novels, the opacity of his distinct style has been viewed positively: even Maryse Conde, who commented in the 1970s that "l'oeuvre de Glissant est si obscure qu'il est souvent necessaire de se referer a des commenteurs pour tenter de l'elucider" (Le Roman 12), has since asserted that "Glissant's most important contribution to West Indian literature is the introduction of a new dimension, the one of language [...] The reproach of obscurity and abstruseness which is constantly hurled at him is but the consequence of his essential belief: language for the West Indian writer is the only way of shaping the future" ("Order" 127).
Ay-raly's inherent abstruseness within his painstakingly detailed illustrations of provocative deviance is not so much to confound us but to challenge us.
He indulged neither in the rhetoric of Amir Khusro, nor in the abstruseness of Badre Chach, but writes in lucid graphic and simple style.
Despite the abstruseness of Stephane Mallarme's poetry, for example, and the importance he assigned to the aesthetic experience itself, the symbolist was nonetheless engaged in a rigorous search for absolute truth; as her book reveals, Caddy, too, has not yet completely abandoned the pursuit of meaning.
Planned legislative abstruseness could not have ascended the Olympian heights scaled by both the substantive and implementing provisions respecting the income inclusion and deduction of maintenance payments....
Toussaint writes the "infinitesimal novel" in the hope of capturing abstruseness so small that, once considered, it will obscure your surroundings so sufficiently that you must step back and blink in order to tackle life's very big questions.
All that is the multi-tiered real deal of reality, but the three-second model suits our need without entering into an abstruseness unnecessary to the problem at hand.
Needless to say there's the limited audience and the abstruseness of it all.
At its most effective, allegorical poetics looks beyond specific regimes; its literary critiques of power operate by manipulating form, and its references are often all the more haunting for their abstruseness. Notwithstanding Kadare's endeavor to distance himself from the politics of his day when he presented his work to transnational readerships, grasping the capaciousness of literature's political imagination means registering the political aesthetics of Kadare's allegorical poetics, even against the author's own self-representation.
Legalese is an English term first used in 1914 for legal writing that is difficult for lay people to read and understand, the implication being that said abstruseness is deliberate for excluding the legally untrained (Noordin, Samad 2011: 1).
The novels themselves demonstrate direct engagement with this dynamic insofar as they employ "[t]extual abstruseness [as] a way of testing readers' sophistication, of allowing them to define themselves through their reading" [pp.75-6].
And the immediate impression of his poetry--a dense, bristling verse in the vein of the high modernity of, for example, Hart Crane--is of no little difficulty and abstruseness, even a certain inaccessibility, one can safely say.
(12) Another sixteen days later, in a letter sent to Friedrich Schlegel, he spoke rather of the philosopher's abstruseness and regarded him as "the most dangerous among all thinkers" ["der Gefahrlichste unter allen Denkern"].
That spiritual abstruseness and the script's myriad other ambiguities might infuriate in a film less ingeniously designed on more tangible fronts.
abstruseness, irony, stretch, and performance into a form associated