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It is much darker than the Salley Vickers, but it has that same emotional intelligence and the same piercing apercus into the human condition.
Patrick McGrath’s ‘Trauma’ « Tales from the Reading Room 2009
Litten's carpenter friend Max John Hollingworth, looked up from his spokeshave with perhaps one too many knowing political apercus; and Litten's "weary" catalogue of his father's objections to the new Weimar republic – "To him, it's all atonal music, flat roofs, Bauhaus chairs, the rumba, Otto Dix, negro jazz, Jewish self-assertion" – could have done with the lumps taken out of it.
Rewind TV: The Man Who Crossed Hitler; Hans Litten vs Adolf Hitler: To Stop a Tyrant; Random; American: The Bill Hicks Story; The Hour – review 2011
Adored by writers such as Bret Easton Ellis and a respectable crush of fans, it combines themes of coming of age and coming down off drugs with writerly apercus; its debts include hardcore punk and Bruce Springsteen.
Farewell, then, LCD Soundsystem, the Brooklyn outfit through which soppy disco curmudgeon James Murphy refracted his record collection and caustic apercus.
My addiction to your wry apercus is in full blown mode now.
Hitch-22 sparkles with funny stories, treasurable quotations, witty apercus and deft descriptions.
Christopher Hitchens's Memoir 'Hitch-22' Is Brilliantly Witty, But Where Are The Women? 2010
And though I wouldn't exactly say, "Try this at home," I offer, for what they're worth, a few apercus for the intrepid giver:
Marc Ian Barasch: Practicing 'Green Compassion': How Do You Stack Up? 2010
So you could offer the world your glittering apercus throughout the day!
In the same way that carrying a camera sharpens your eye, knowing that you can communicate your clever apercus makes you more observant and wittier.
Gretchen Rubin: Balanced Life -- 10 Reasons Why Using Twitter Will Boost Your Happiness 2009
Heller did survive, of course, and four years later the critics decided that the flighty little upstart who had had such trouble piecing together a sentence, or narrative, worth more than a few minutes of their precious attention had undergone some miraculous metamorphosis in which infelicities were replaced by seamless elegance, plodding one-liners with timeless apercus.
Christina Patterson: Interview With Zoe Heller: 'I End Up Loathing Myself' 2009
frindley commented on the word apercus
No cedilla for aperçus??
March 30, 2008