Among the aridly
beautiful landscapes of the banditinfested borderland between Afghanistan and North West Pakistan, the dissident son of a Saudi construction magnate, his tall frame stooped by privation and illness, plots the next attacks for his terror network to launch against the west.
If the poet errs in either direction-toward excessive or unmotivated emotion or toward the aridly
journalistic-he or she quickly arrives at sentimentality or bathos.
For the Victorians, the picturesque connotes detachment, connoisseurship, fixed habits of vision, and a lack of sympathy with human suffering: it is an aridly
intellectual and aristocratic way of viewing the world.
On the contrary, although I am not a positivist, I find his views about the possibilities for law to be much richer and truer to our actual practice than the restrictive and somewhat aridly
conceptual versions of exclusive positivism that Raz and Shapiro defend.
Mayall's voice is still an aridly
mellow marvel, but his songwriting skills (only demonstrated on the instantly obsolete ode ``California'') remain in a '60s Laurel Canyon haze.
She maintains that Wolf regarded Bruckner's symphonies "as the aridly
constrained forms of Brahms's symphonic works" (p.