referentiality love

Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being referential

Etymologies

referential +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its self-referentiality is not only proper and earned; it grounds the film in the real tinsel beneath the tinsel in tinseltown.

    GreenCine Daily: Rouge. 10.

  • "Martel's aims are ambitious, but the prose is amateur and the characters thin, the coy self-referentiality grates ..."

    Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel: Book summary

  • The implicit immediacy and ephemerality of "post" and "update," the deeply embedded assumption of referentiality (linkage being part of the point of blogging), not to mention a new of-the-moment ethos among so many of the bloggers (especially the younger ones) favors a less formal, less linear, and essentially unedited mode of argument.

    Book Reviewing

  • The moment when Jonas watches his sleepwalking self peer into the camera at his awakened self (or vice versa?) is almost vertiginous in its self-referentiality.

    Translated Texts

  • There's a liberal sprinkling of referentiality, Easter eggs of nods to other writers, and to particular pulp stylings, and a lot of that intertextuality is going to be lost on those who haven't read the type of thing I'm riffing off, but the key conceits are maybe not so hard to grasp without a grounding -- the book itself, the Cant, gravings, angels.

    What is Literary Fiction?

  • "Cannabis is an assassin of referentiality inducing a BUTTERFLY EFFECT in THOUGHT," says Darwin's Pharmacy author Rich Doyle.

    Jason Silva: On Creativity, Marijuana and "a Butterfly Effect in Thought"

  • A key theme throughout "The Information" is that of self- referentiality.

    Little Bits Go a Long Way

  • Why Everybody Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay ', explains: "Finance, like other forms of human behaviour, underwent a change in the twentieth century, a shift equivalent to the emergence of modernism in the arts - a break with common sense, a turn towards self-referentiality and abstraction and notions that couldn't be explained in workaday English."

    Johann Hari: How Goldman Sachs Gambled On Starving the Poor - And Won

  • Self-referentiality is a condition in which we believe our own point-of-view.

    Jim Selman: Is Time Running Out?

  • It's "Less Than Zero" crossed with name-dropping "Glamorama" and paranoiac "Lunar Park" (plus occasional violent speckles of "American Psycho"), a vast spiral of postmodern self-referentiality that will leave your head spinning.

    Book Review Roundup

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