Porter did not want to acknowledge that her newspaper writing had been a vital part of her apprenticeship, a period she identified as the sixteen years between 1906 and 1922 when she was reading omnivorously
and "learning to write" by imitating the styles of such writers as Laurence Sterne and Samuel Johnson (Thompson, Conversations 91).
She was an excellent golfer, and loved to travel, and read omnivorously
This funny, wise short novel explores how things change when the Queen of England starts to read literature omnivorously
And the slow raccoon, nosing around omnivorously
, now that the vixen's aggressive presence is gone, is no threat to squirrels, although as a tree-climber he can coexist with coyotes--and with people as well, because he seldom angers us; strikes us as personable instead.
Like many of the better modern poets--Dylan Thomas and George Barker in England, Al Purdy and Milton Acorn in Canada--Rexroth is mainly an autodidact, self-taught beyond childhood training, and, like most men who persist in learning from experience and in reading omnivorously
, far more erudite than all but a tiny minority of PhDs.
in Davies, xxxv-xxxvi), Holt asserted, "I read omnivorously
, greedily, promiscuously"; indeed, "from dime novels and G.
by reading omnivorously
, simultaneously, poems, plays, novels, histories, biographies, the old and the new.
A complete account of the Thai fascination with surfaces needs to distinguish between aesthetic judgements that Thais make about different types of surfaces and the fact that the Thai cultural gaze is omnivorously
indiscriminate in the objects attended to.
Also well known is the history of the emergence of the self-consciously modern, scientific ethnological museum from complex, deeply colonial settings: from royal cabinets of curiosities; from the formation of learned societies in both the metropole and in places like Batavia (societies that often published monographs and organised museums); from voyages of exploration like Captain Cook's, which often omnivorously
targeted flora, fauna, and cultural artifacts; and from the educational needs of growing colonial bureaucracies, where artifacts were used in the training of new civil servants posted to the tropics.
Architecture had settled into an anti-heroic stance, which frowned on absolutes and definitives and endorsed pluralism, grazing omnivorously
and pleasantly from the bouquet of offerings to the mild background drone of theory.