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  • 1. a. Chiefly Philos. The inherent nature or essence of a person or thing; what a thing or person is; that which distinguishes a person or thing from others. Opposed to haecceity.

    May 4, 2009

  • an attack
    Since the attentats of 2001, the Middle East has occupied the front of the world-political stage -- perry anderson

    December 29, 2007

  • Bew pays close attention to the preoccupation of many Victorian intellectuals with Ireland, and deals with the ideas of Mill and others without falling into the jejeune generalisations of post-colonial critique. Foster

    December 13, 2007

  • Bew pays close attention to the preoccupation of many Victorian intellectuals with Ireland, and deals with the ideas of Mill and others without falling into the jejeune generalisations of post-colonial critique.Foster

    December 13, 2007

  • What is un-Japanese about Wordsworth, however - and you only need to remember a poem like The Prelude or "Tintern Abbey" to realise it - is the nimbus of introspection and ratiocination which surrounds the physical details of the scene. Seamus Heaney in The Guardian.

    November 25, 2007

  • the fissile logic of the bildungsroman...

    October 14, 2007

  • Mishra—who has very dark hair and adumbrative eyes yet seems to emit brightness - the believer mag

    September 7, 2007

  • "To read vicariously is to read like a vicar, one serving as a substitute or agent for the author or narrator or even for God." Mahaffey, p. 79.

    August 6, 2007

  • "Esther Waters, often considered Moore's finest work and a return of naturalism, is in fact a naturalist palinode." Joe Cleary p. 96

    July 19, 2007

  • "... a grand guignol version of naturalism.." Joe Cleary

    July 18, 2007

  • "... twenteith century Irish naturalism has evolved in new, often ludic, directions." Joe Cleary

    July 18, 2007

  • potentates of the establishment... Joe Cleary

    July 17, 2007

  • And in “Headbirths,�? which I wrote about in Saturday Review in 1982, Grass was still taking himself to task: “It was a mistake to imagine that ‘Cat and Mouse’ would abreact my schoolboy sorrows.�? Guilt, and more guilt — and more atonement. Boy, does this guy beat up on himself! I thought. Irving on Grass NYT

    July 7, 2007

  • Kearney's critical temperament is non-combative, indeed resolutely irenic, seeking and finding felicities.

    July 7, 2007

  • Kearney's critical temperament is non-combative, indeed resolutely irenic, seeking and finding felicities.

    July 7, 2007

  • "His prose style is disinvested in -- and as affectless as -- his protagonists." John Bailey on DeLillo's Falling Man

    July 7, 2007

  • the new phronesis in modernist studies

    February 4, 2007

  • they are indurated vices of the longue durée.
    Perry Anderson
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n02/print/ande01_.html

    January 19, 2007

  • since it is one of the narrative's implications that the myth of the Fall can be understood as a fall into language, then the secondary, postlapsarian nature of language might be the very thing the Wake seeks to overcome by replacing it with a putative directness of communication that preceeded the Fall. intro to FW ix

    January 13, 2007

  • The language of the Wake us a composite of words and syllables combined with such a degree of fertile inventiveness that new sounds and new meanings are constantly ingeminated. Intro to Finnegans Wake, p.viii

    January 13, 2007

  • The quietus he delivered to literary realism literally went unnoticed. Casanova, Samuel Beckett, p. 105.

    January 9, 2007

  • transform all idiomatic expressions in which 'well', 'good', and the like feature to pejorate them: 'that will do just as badly', 'for bad and all', and so forth. Casanova, Samuel Beckett

    January 6, 2007

  • "a kind of paratactic unarticulation" Casanova, Samuel Beckett, p. 16.

    January 4, 2007

  • January 4, 2007

  • something swirled oleaginously through a huge vat of liquid mud. mieville, perdito st station p. 127

    December 8, 2006

  • ... the grubs circumscibed their little prison with peristaltic motion." Perdido Street Station p. 125

    December 3, 2006

  • "The once refulgent reign of Queen Elizabeth..."

    December 3, 2006

  • December 3, 2006

  • "torpid, scrofulous building that still housed the Taliban embassy" Hitchens, p.442

    December 3, 2006

  • Hitchens on the casuistry of Chomsky in blaming the World Bank. p. 423

    December 3, 2006

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