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In embracing this view antiquary-miscellanists stand in telling contrast to other readings of the book and of bookishness in the period.
Even among Pentecostals, for whom bookishness was highly suspect, newspapers abounded and were used not only for communicative purposes but also on occasion as objects with supernatural healing power that needed to be kept from the defiling hands of unbelievers: Grant Wacker, Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture (Cambridge, Mass.
To this type of bookishness Petrarch juxtaposes a view of paideia understood as the shaping of a life in the light of a steady moral-intellectual self-examination.
306-7), a bibliophobic Don Pedro chides Claudio when the latter with unwonted loquacity confesses his infatuation with Hero (296-305), the "book of words" a hendyadic gibe at both the volume of Claudio's effusions and their bookishness.
One has certain expectations of a senior professor at Mississippi's oldest university: a bookishness which results from pursuing the life of the mind, perhaps or an ivory-towered distance from everyday working people.
And where better to inculcate the nation in the positive aspects of bookishness than at school?
The bookishness of Tyndale's attack aligns his biography with Reformation controversial literature.
Piero Boitani rightly stresses the bookishness of Chaucer's style of writing:
Martin; she looks at their bookishness, at their manipulation of sources; she teases out their skills and strategies as narrators; after a section on their development of the characters of Alexander, she moves to Alexander in the Orient.
Conducting us through the poems' hidden nooks and crannies by the shifting lights of Auden's reading and thinking, Mendelson occasionally finds himself lost, and in turn loses his reader, in Auden's astonishing bookishness.
Americans traditionally have been ambivalent about intellectuals, respectful of intelligence and its practical applications but suspicious or even disdainful of bookishness.
To condemn Kitaj for bookishness is to miss him at his most inventive, both conceptually and visually.