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His audacious fashion photos, the crystalline limpidity of his still lifes, and his brutally raw portraits of glamorous celebrities wedged into the corner, of scruffy backdrops greatly extended the boundaries of photography.
Well, yes, they have; and so have a great many other people, judging from the number of characters in the novel who use slang, jargon, malapropisms, Yiddish, or Anglicisms, committing ail manner of linguistic assaults on the beauty and limpidity of French.
Perhaps it is inevitable that, like the match between Luzhin and Turati--between "the limpidity and lightness of Luzhin's thought" and "the Italians tumultuous fantasy" (135)--Nabokov's match with Freud can only end in sui-mate, as Nabokov terms "self-mate" in the preface.
The two main merits of Giesey's book are its extraordinary erudition (with an almost exclusive use of primary sources), and its intelligibility and limpidity regarding often obscure juridical reasoning and disputes.
In both his poetry and his prose, Thomas worked to create precisely this kind of ultimately enabling, spiritually obstetric, "obscurity," again instructed by a Kierkegaard who, writing "under / a pseudonym always," had succeeded, as Thomas penetratingly noted, in ensuring that "The limpidity of his prose / had a cerebral gloss / prohibitive of transparence" (No Truce 16).
De Maistre's claim to "truth" and authenticity is justified not only because the tale is based on actual occurrences, (16) but also because of the limpidity of the language, the limiting of description to elements that play a direct role in the events of the plot, the refusal of heightening and embellishment, and the rejection of all the devices and cliches of Romanticism that were to dominate Russian visions of the Caucasus for more than another decade.
Szymborska writes with a limpidity that can be both charming and terrifying, as an ordinary event leads seemingly logically to an extraordinary, and sometimes agonizing, conclusion.
Furthermore, she had 'that gift of expression which above all others is precious, namely that perfect simplicity and limpidity of style, which is so perfect that there is no style visible at all'.
It seems to me that you have arrived at the very pinnacle of the trajectory that she had traced for herself--your work--and particularly this work that I cherish above all: "The Waves" is transparent like crystal--"crystal clear"--These are notations of light and music which come to my spirit when I try to find the magic and contemplative secret of your art--there is a clear morning in The Waves which has the perfect and serene limpidity of Ravel's "Lever du Jour" [Daybreak], in Daphnis and Chloe.
But it wasn't so much the absence of personnel as the limpidity of the first team remnants that scarred the performance, for the first 40 minutes, that is.
If Laurence Waters embodies the limpidity of his surname, Frank bears the bullish straightforwardness of his given name: He does not pretend to be noble or courageous, but he does--we are to assume, from his relentlessly unflattering self-portrait--attempt to tell the truth.
Maupassant was taught to me in school, I think, not only because he wrote French of such exemplary limpidity, but at least as much because he could be used to undermine the bourgeois moral certainties that appeared to the intellectuals of the time to have congealed as unattractively as mutton fat on a cold plate, and that impeded their access to immediate self-gratification.