fair to middling


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Joyce" to "Assumption," Dream of Fair to Middling Women, Murphy, Watt, Mercier and Camier, Molloy (his readings of Malone Dies and The Unnamable are negligible), and finally to a consideration of the posttrilogy Texts for Nothing and the late texts, including the so-called second trilogy.
John Ed Bradley was a fair to middling football player at the legendary football franchise known as Louisiana State University back in the glory days of the SEC, back in the 1970s.
He started us off with textile expressions with keeping the band in the nick and lots of readers responded with more, such as being on tenterhooks, fair to middling, run of the mill, laikin o' weft, fettling and all piddling in the same pot.
Box office is fair to middling, and distribs have been careful to tout the pic as a romance rather than a gay-themed pic.
* "Global Outlook: Fair to Middling," by Alan Rooks, Solutions!, January 2005.
Today, that would be perceived by many as fair to middling. We look at those institutions with $100 million endowments and over as having the financial health to provide faculty/student ratios that are intimate, adequate staffing in all areas, and an ability to tackle deferred maintenance issues without hesitation.
The story is fair to middling. There are some good illustrations, but it's a children's book that's really only suitable for children.
Beckett and Genet enact failure in their work: they claim to write about art but then fail to do so through absent meaning and self-annihilating narratives; Jones uses Genet's fragmentary essays on Rembrandt and Alberto Giacometti, as well as Beckett's Dream of Fair to Middling Women and Le Depeupleur, as his prime examples.
A long footnote on 'the mystery of Beckett being so learned in Augustinian studies' was obviously composed before it became known that Robert Greene of cony-catching and shake-scene fame was the surprise intermediary, and with Olney unaware of a notebook kept by Beckett on the way to writing his first novel, Dream of Fair to Middling Women, which contains several pages of entries from the Confessions made early in 1931.
Part I of his book deals with the years 1929-1932, with particular reference to the essays on Joyce and Proust and the aborted novel Dream of Fair to Middling Women.
This relationship with Peggy is crucial since it formed much of the subject of his first (1932) and only recently published novel, Dream of Fair to Middling Women (New York: Arcade, 1993), a work which, unfortunately, Gordon has all but ignored.
Direct Line and the Norwich Union were among the fair to middling.
This image underlies a description of beauty "with a centre everywhere and a circumference nowhere" in Beckett's first novel, Dream of Fair to Middling Women (35).
And another note, on his health, says: "Fair to middling, battling on, doing things in moderation."