The element of apparent circuitousness
in this approach to Kincaid
The concept of chronotope helps to explain DeLillo's emphasis on place and temporal circuitousness
in the novel.
It remains the case, it must be conceded, that the circuitousness
of slyness may provide pain to the reader intelligent enough to read it properly.
An inherent tyranny, in fact, is found in the circuitousness
of the structure of The Castle, as is demonstrated by Klamm's treatment of women: "'Klam's a kind of tyrant over women,'" Olga declares to K.
He proceeds to focus less on the stroll itself than on the detour he makes, the autre chemin he takes, which directs the reader to the text's preceding paragraph, where Rousseau notes that the accident in question "vint rompre le fil de [s]es idees et leur donner pour quelque tems un autre cours" ["came to interrupt the thread of [his] ideas and give them another direction for some time" (13)] To be sure, his ostensible endeavor to ground the "Promenade" in historical c ontext, considered alongside its element of seemingly intentional circuitousness
, suggested by the very notion of the detour, present us with something of an incongruity.
Amtrak is more energy-efficient than cars, but the circuitousness
of Amtrak routes and the energy losses attributable to generation and distribution of electricity reduce its advantage over other modes of intercity travel.
Ten years later (in the spirit of circuitousness
that characterizes memorial-building in Washington), Durbin's question is on its way to producing the first true national World War II memorial.