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- n. The entirety of the creative or academic output produced by a particular individual or unit.
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- n. the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
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The Time film critic Richard Schickel wrote me in 1997: Obviously the term made its way into English via the work of French movie critics whose regard for American genre films of all kinds influenced some of their American counterparts to start taking seriously a body of work that most middlebrow critics had previously dismissed as being impossibly lowbrow.
His body of work is inspirational to me because his passion to bring science and spirit together is dominated by an empirical doctrine that is unimpeachable.
My youthful body of work spanned a dozen styles, many in the classic Siovalese mode, many others aping the work of poets before me, and a few seeking to find my own voice.