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Diameters were measured using a Biltmore reach stick (James and Shugart, 1970), distances to or between centers of tree trunks were determined with a tape measure for the two plotless methods.
If Flaubert's ideal novel was a plotless affair, held together only by its style, then McGahern seems to extend that theory to the community of Shruhaun as a whole--a community which, for all its flaws, becomes itself a kind of perfected art-work, one which knows not how to mean but only how to be.
The panoramic, plotless action in Tulayev takes place in 1939, and includes a horrific evocation of Soviet criminality in Spain, as the war there approached its end.
What's in it for us: The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, in the awesome modern dances that dominate this plotless behind-the-toe-shoes movie.
Datong featured as the primary location of Jia's digital video documentary short In Public (2001), a film which reads, in retrospect--with long, plotless takes of various semi-decayed urban public spaces, populated by anomalously cheery or passively defeated people--like a trial run through Unknown Pleasures' themes and preoccupations.
Though essentially plotless, what gives Downtime momentum is the character's desperate attempts to forge some kind of human connections.
It was a plotless flick of Earth rising over the moonscape.
It's the same engaged style of writing, transported from the narrative structure of fiction to the plotless style of the personal journal, filled with commentaries and reflections on the everyday events in his life.
Yet according to Mamet, art that is plotless, that lacks a single hero pursuing a single goal, cannot possibly work because humans "do not perceive randomness" (74), although these same humans are "inspired" and "cleansed" by plays of classical dramatic form that demonstrate the uselessness of reason.
The Point-quarter plotless sampling technique was utilized for a dendrological survey of a western Highland Rim, Hickman County, Tennessee forest.
Fludernik's latest book, following the lead of her earlier writings, is a highly informed critique of narratology in its structuralist phase but, more particularly, an ambitious attempt to forge a new paradigm for narratological research that incorporates decades of work carried out by other scholars through both a redefinition and reorientation of the habitually employed categories and a theoretical framework aimed at enabling narratology to take up questions relating to the historical evolution of narrative starting from medieval prose and extending up to recent plotless narratives - questions that have largely eluded narratologists, devoted for the most part to the synchronic dimension of a corpus composed of the novel from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Whatever the nature of an author's work, experience, and level of celebrity, the book publishing contract that the author negotiates and signs may well determine whether his or her authorship develops into a satisfying experience--or one that is unsatisfying and as plotless and incoherent as a Joan Collins novel.