A pioneering cross-cultural "panoramic view" of masculinity, according to the author, Gilmore's Manhood in the Making (1990) locates the puzzle of manhood in Kohutian terms, masculinity emerging as evaded regression to primordial symbiosis: "a hard-fought renunciation of the longing for the prelapsarian idyll of childhood," a defence "against puerility
, against what is sometimes called the Peter Pan complex" (pp.
ldots] Unless he wants to become a rapidly fossilizing monument of puerility
, cheap reaction and sensationalism, he had better do so" (144).
Many passages in this book supply graphic support for the widespread belief that puerility
constitutes a big chunk of the pedophilic mind.
T]he authors of these offensive and absurd productions have contrived to combine the puerility
or infancy of their art with the uppishness and self-sufficiency of a different period of life.
Perhaps that indicates the puerility
of much of what is printed.
Yet Rich's book shows up in every way the puerility
of Lee's conception of The Voice, The Artist, and The Child.
The wooden cast can barely conceal their embarrassment while the perfunctory, ramshackle plot wallows knee-deep in puerility
THIS third instalment in the outrageous Grand Theft Auto-alike series somehow manages to beat even its predecessors' penchant for sheer puerility
THE vacuous arrogant puerility
continues to pour forth from the Chandlers re their hijacking by Somalian pirates.
Chapter Number * 1-2 Introduction [missing text] * 3-5 Instances of False Sublimity: Tumidity, Puerility
, "Parenthyrsus" 6-7 Definition of Sublimity 8 Sources of True Sublimity A.
Meanwhile, the pink of the nightgowns and the infantile cleanliness, plus the lovely smiles of the girls, diffuse a fragrant, billowing cloud of sweet puerility
over this pageant of militancy.
TO PRAISE A WRITER on American foreign affairs for being adult might seem a backhanded compliment but for the obvious puerility
of so much written in this field.