What Fish has to say, in his first paragraph in the Times, discloses precisely what his thinking seeks to proffer: the strictures and commands of a strategist to his troops, in which cliche and deception accentuate the attitudinizing
and the assumed self-importance of the criticadministrator who alone "interprets" the world and defines the work of the teaching brotherhood: "After nearly five decades in academia, and five and a half years as a dean at a public university, Iexit with a three-part piece of wisdom for those who work in higher education: do your job; don't try to do someone else's job, as you are unlikely to be qualified; and don't let anyone else do your job.
To Heaney, Yeats 'created an enduring profile of himself as a noble poet working toward high national (and supranational) purposes', and he concludes that 'the real attraction of Yeats lies in the essential nobility of his mind, the way he combined ardor with rigor, the ideal of service behind and beneath the self-centeredness and the attitudinizing
Politically, the roots of attitudinizing
run deep, ranging from Teddy Roosevelt's "Speak softly and carry a big stick" to George Bush's "Bring 'em on
Hecht's assertion merely reflected his "capacity for attitudinizing
and self-deception," Levin charged.
Some argue that certain speech and expression are and cause harm, but so far the line between speech and be havior has been upheld by our courts, judged in often boring detail by a jury of our peers, yet that line does not necessarily hold in the sometimes thoughtless, attitudinizing
court of public opinion.
At his best, as in poems like "Buy One, Get One," "Ballad of Bullethead," "Goliath Poem," and "Late," Hayes achieves a modest lyric intensity that, shorn of the attitudinizing
and affectations of so many of these poems, seems genuinely hard won.
He makes a telling point too in noting that the press allows itself to get swept up in the hypocrisy, the attitudinizing
and all the phatic nonsense of an election campaign.
The seriousness of the bipolar struggle tended to inhibit attitudinizing
in the news pages.
He has always wished to be Australia's bedrock, the true voice that rumbles up from the bottom and accurately shakes the snobbery and fashionable attitudinizing
of privileged liberals.
Her shameless attitudinizing
and need for attention are so unacademic - and so howlingly desperate for media attention - that she has become in the process anti-academic in order to shore up the legitimacy of her positions, transmogrifying in the process from the Freudian mythic critic of Sexual Personae (1990) to the singularly self-promoting culture-humper whose cavalier remarks ("Madonna is the true feminist"; "Rape is one of the risk factors in getting involved with men"; "Through his impact on Bob Dylan, Ginsberg changed rock and the world") are basically only about herself Paglia is fascinated with herself.
I hanker after people who know their mind from one minute to another, who mean what they say an hour after they've said it, whose word you can rely on; I'm sick of fine phrases and attitudinizing
Auden's when he contemplated the poetic attitudinizing
of his youth.
Wherever the imperatives of multiculturalism have touched the curriculum, they have left broad swaths of anti-Western attitudinizing
competing for attention with quite astonishing historical blindness.
The '70s performance artist takes deadpan delivery, ominous lyrics, and New Wave/No Wave attitudinizing
And it is too bad, because there are moments when Sartwell clearly has something interesting and important to say, but whatever it is disappears again and again behind the incessant posturing and attitudinizing