puckishness


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As Bruno Latour, with his characteristic grace and Puckishness puts it, "To balance our accounts of society, we simply have to turn our exclusive attention away from humans and look also at non-humans.
However, this occasional puckishness is more than offset by the seriousness of remarks like the following: "The key to peace and well-being for all lies in the actions of the individual, starting with the most obvious and perhaps for that reason the most easily forgotten: absolute devotion to one's children in their formative years.
That's no crime, especially given Salonen's ability to convey musical puckishness.
There's a kind of wickedness, a puckishness to (O'Connor) that I think works fantastically well,'' Colin Firth, who plays Jack Worthing, says of his co-star.