What had all this attitudinizing
to do with what he suspected rape to be: the man lying on top of the woman and pushing himself into her.
His twitchy, highly physicalized style is fun to watch, but we've seen this macho attitudinizing
too often to make us curious enough to wonder what's underneath.
It was a godsend that in the early nineteenth century, with its seraphic utopianisms, its attitudinizing
anti-social romanticisms and its cannibalistic materialisms, one man who had the intelligence to understand and the aesthetic sensibility to appreciate the new movements and the new techniques that were going to people's heads, should have been able to apply to their extravagances a kind of classical common sense; and Peacock's value .
Peter Riley is a thoroughly decent liberal, no doubt, and his concerns about political attitudinizing
are serious and need to be taken seriously, but it is exactly because he too has inhabited a liberal culture that he conceives of irreducible human truthfulness in such generous terms and fails to recognize their peculiar boundedness.
This intricate theodical sonnet accomplishes much more than the attitudinizing
and posturing of the lovelorn Petrarchan lover and his supercilious mistress, an artifice Paradise Lost's hymn to wedded love later disdained as the "Serenate, which the starv'd Lover sings / To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain" (PL IV.
There is genuine autobiography in the sonnets--witness the tight mini-narrative of 128/129/130--mixed with the generic attitudinizing
Thus, for social purposes, his real devotion to a host of friends was transmuted into sentimentalism and vapid coterie-talk, while his knowledge and intense love of art and literature tailed off in the attitudinizing
of a suburban
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.
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.
This sin of attitudinizing
is compounded when she takes precisely the opposite tack a few years later in reviewing de Beauvoir's book, which had degenerated into an obtuse anti-American tract.
He was "shy, self-effacing, and apparently incapable of public attitudinizing
From the 485 pages of her Collected Lyrics and Collected Sonnets, several dozen poems-- mainly sonnets and short lyrics--clearly retain their power as poetry, as opposed to poeticizing and attitudinizing
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.