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adhereing to the concrete construal of something

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just as language and revelation are joined without tension in the original, the translation must write literalness with freedom in the shape of an interlinear version.
But when the moment comes it seems oddly anticlimactic, and the documentary literalness of Prokic's text seems a slightly awkward fit for this company.
About the anorexic daughter of one Elysian judge: "A principled hunger strike, like Gandhi's, which was aimed at achieving something in the outside world, looked very impure and compromised compared to a hunger strike whose sole object was to stop eating: this was the white on white of the hunger strike, the moment when it became abstract and transcended the clumsy literalness of merely representing one thing or another.
For in the attachment to literalness that has always been the sign of my anxiety--things should be what they say they are--I was my name and my name was me.
The physical literalness of song as pushing "on neighbouring particles" has already begun the inevitable repositioning of the pastoral theme into the Atomic Age; soon we are experiencing "the pain / in kick that is deployed as a mammal might be / in enemy waters where even dolphins have teeth / pulling away fast from what look like shells AWOL.
By decoupling "literal" from "objective" (by, in fact, making literalness the enemy of objectivity) the poetic form freed me to engage a layer of story my careful prose obscured.
All of them have been, in one way or another, fascinated by what Gross calls "the madness of the puppet"(l), by "its ardent indecorums, its talent for metamorphosis, its dismemberings of language and transformations of scale, its materiality, its commitment to giving life to the unliving, its negotiations with death and survival, its love of secrecy and shadows, its literalness, its fundamental strangeness" (4).
Michael Bishop, Michel's lifelong translator, has the exact degree of literalness with a British charm that softens the violent austerity of Michel's thought.
Literalness has become a vital instrument in this manipulating game in which "there is language that has been interpreted not only to permit killing, but where killing in the name of God becomes a sacred obligation.
its ardent indecorums, its talent for metamorphosis, its dismemberings of language and transformation of scale, its materiality, its commitment to giving life to the unliving, its negotiations with death and survival, its love of secrecy and shadows, its literalness, its fundamental strangeness (4)
The interpretations that I have so far set forth depend on a certain literalness (on the material properties of porcelain and the history and applications of ceramics) but the value of Quinn's exhibition lay more in its figurative potential.
In keeping with Cambridge's gold standard for accuracy and transparency, each of the translations strive to minimize interpretation and preserve literalness as much as possible.
Her comment revealed what she saw when watching dance--buttocks, the literalness of her gaze stripping the movement of its abstraction, destroying the delicate balance between looking at a body and being absorbed by line and shape.
In the end, the prosecution of the Odyssey's narrator for candor, plain speaking, and clumsy literalness falls under the weight of Vlahos's thorough presentation of an alternative scenario that fits the text far more convincingly.
What makes "The Boy Who Wouldn't Sit Still" so charming and unusual is the innocent literalness of his responses to others in his life.