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What comes of Woolf's discursiveness, and her vulnerabilities, and her mother's dedicated humility in the pressures of care, is again wonder at what Woolf made of her life.
(40) Furthermore, if truth is immutable, what need do we have of reason (that is, discursiveness rather than intuition)?
Nor am I alluding to the discursiveness and repetitiveness of their work: in 'realistic' theory of this type neither is without its function--the method is essentially one of 'thrashing out' things, and this cannot be done with Ricardian brevity.
His poetry is a rich blend of discursiveness and lyricism grounded in a civic and historical consciousness.
The interest for "vocable" does not impose an exclusively discursive manner of relating to the urban realm, but as a postmodern interest in discursiveness and expression (these explaining the interest for "image", too).
A locus classicus in this debate is the G-Major Quartet, a work regularly critically marginalized for its alleged discursiveness and formal diffuseness.
Garbage and its gaseous emissions are more vernacular than air's windy discursiveness, although garbage may include exotic, even learned, bits and pieces.
He says ironically that the book "has none of the discursiveness" of Clemens' other work (because it is blank, of course).
The latest example of a film that creates its own sexual reality is Battle in Heaven, and I'd like to treat it here not only for its sexual candor but also for its narrative discursiveness. In a sense, this Mexican film combines both the second and the third of my genres-in-the-making.
It is clear from the vast quantity and lively discursiveness of scholarship on Milton that his work, and in particular his famous epic poem, has no fixed meaning and gives rise to no single line of interpretation.
It is nevertheless valid to suggest that the organ's qualities permeated Franck's attitude and that the characteristics most associated with organ writing--dignity; solidity; a certain discursiveness; a tendency to suggest improvisation in even the most precisely calculated passages; an impatience with, and lack of conviction in, the theatrical--suffused Franck's overall manner.
Its discursiveness, the chronological chaos of it, are hardly to be described" (PR, xxxix).
Returning to the activist roots of women's studies, an activism that has been an issue of sheer survival for Native people, can replenish women's studies, save us from a privileging of abstract discursiveness that has left little room for "theory in the flesh." (38)
Finally, ah approach based on historical sociology is made to reconstruct and analyze the socio-historical context in which his actions and the diverse moments in the construction of his discursiveness ate defined.
(Facsimile 63) It was Ezra Pound--instrumental in revising the sprawling discursiveness of Eliot's original manuscript to The Waste Land--who drew a thick line through the phrase "Kingfisher weather" Such language was too abstract, too "symboliste." It was the method of the multitudinous, not the luminous, detail--a failure to recognize, in Pound's words, that "the natural object is always the adequate symbol" ("A Retrospect," Early Writings 254).