(31.) Note that the merchant's references also recall Neoptolemus's earlier confusion of Thersites with Odysseus, when Philoctetes inquired after "that worthless man, redoubtably
clever with his tongue" ([LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), 440-41).
But in the Sparta corner was, most redoubtably
if less predictably, the equally progressive thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
And while all of the carefully argued, elegantly written essays in Hitler's Europe will inform and impress, Deak is at his most redoubtably
erudite when he reviews books that deal with Hungary, Poland, Romania and Lithuania during the Third Reich.
Runners-up have featured such redoubtably
un-English names as Mo, Mistry, Achebe, Arundhati.
His account of an organisation for the relief of London's homeless sleepers-out, and his personal friendship with the redoubtably
tough John Ridgway of the Ardmore Adventure School near Cape Wrath give these pages some extra interest.
Another competing approach was the global one of Leslie White and his students (including the redoubtably
egotistical Lewis Binford).
The ribald and rowdy Cardiff cowpunk outfit that bestrode the Welsh music scene in the late '80s and early '90s would make their mark locally as a redoubtably
riotous live band whose gigs skittered along at breakneck speed.