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Certainly, the great divagation between Gould's two Goldbergs often seems strained in ways that do not always seem particularly interpretative or even jazzy.
Dividing the syntactical traits into types of elision, divagation, and suspension (he devotes a chapter to each type), McDonald does a superb and detailed job of characterizing recurring sentence patterns.
But in these last sections, McDonald also begins to elaborate a provisional theory of audience complicity and response, a theory reliant on pleasure as a motivating factor in how the late style functions: we get pleasure from the artifice of elision, divagation, suspension, and various types of repetition and recognition; and we get pleasure from sensing that local (stylistic) effects are reinforced on a more global (plot-driven) scale as well.
Yet this very transformation continues to pursue its singular divagation in the wake of the original.
One hopes that, in future books, he will prove to be somewhat less condescending toward his audience and less contemptuous of other critics, and that he will make an effort to rein in his tendency toward editorial explanation, divagation, and apparent pastiche, Students and common readers might more profitably return to the sources that Conley so prolifically quotes, i.
Rapid fabrication or redefinition of Swann's Kitschmyth, however, resolves the nature of this injurious data: "qu'elle allat chez des maquerelles, se livrat a des orgies avec des femmes, qu'elle menat la vie crapuleuse de creatures abjectes, quelle divagation insensee, a la realisation de laquelle, Dieu merci, les chrysanthemes imagines, les thes successifs, les indignations vertueuses ne laissaient aucune place
As Barthes writes in Camera Lucida, during his divagation sparked by an 1865 portrait of a condemned man, every photograph confronts its beholder with both ontological evidence that the subject "has been" and a premonition that the subject will some day no longer exist.
Little wonder that it prompted a contemporary critic, Charles Caffin, to complain that 'such a divagation from good taste [is] intolerably silly'
123 Glaciers generate valleys with typical forms, and favor the divagation of rivers, that is to say, changes in their beds and direction of flow, and this leads to undermining of the banks and the formation of steep reliefs.
The reader, holding that book, holds the city and the mind that grew to compass it; the hero and the circumstances that made him; the finished work between covers and the interior habit of endless divagation that makes covers ultimately superfluous.
The stages of Wiley's "enskyment" (Robinson Jeffers's coinage) are like sections of a shattered picture-plane, except that each contains some dilation or divagation that expand the picture.
Le lac Mezaia, lieu de villegiature pour beaucoup de familles bejaouies, apres un moment de gloire, est retombee dans la divagation.