The mega-loquacious Bruce Dern, who stars in "Nebraska," usually needed only one question to launch into an anecdotal peroration
, and Quentin Tarantino made a point of praising the actor's improvisational "Dernsies.
His only peroration
was against "Iranophobia"; he implored the media to visit Iran and present the real picture of his country to the world.
Although the author alludes to important historiographic debates and makes creative use of sources that include Arab chronicles and Byzantine Greek epics, the writing is marred by a tendency toward philosophic peroration
, and the greater part of the narrative bogs down in the minutiae of dynastic history.
began: "If Egypt is the gift of the Nile, then the Nile is God's gift to Egypt [Herodotus] .
Since Bernanke, even more than other central bankers, has spent the past four years warning of perils such as the "fiscal cliff" and the dismal condition of the US labor market, this statement, delivered in the carefully worded peroration
of a speech to the prestigious Economic Club of New York, marks an important turning point.
is based on a 30-day month, which translates into a rate of $7.
At the height of a peroration
, it sticks, the notes repeating themselves like a broken record.
His advisers have been suggesting such a peroration
to a Jewish audience ever since his May speech calling for negotiating on the basis of the 1967 borders and the subsequent fallout.
Reading that peroration
, linguists are likely to remain suspicious--discursive context is everything, after all.
He provides convincing evidence that Tertullian did indeed write the whole of the treatise, minus perhaps the peroration
Brandishing the surprising adjective "klezmerical," the peroration
for the lengthy Introduction argues on behalf of the enduring and endearing Jewish talent for engaging in "a syncretic, hybridizing engagement" with American culture (p.
Hood's novella raises important questions about the nature of connoisseurship and historiographic practice, but the reader who was assuaged by its peroration
is likely to be seriously ruffled by Wolfgang Eller's new catalogue raisonne of Giorgione's work.