Had Golding wished, he could have easily produced a book that scored cheap points by broadly lampooning the sententiousness
of the censors.
Herndon notes as well a number of interesting parallels of language and of strategies of sententiousness
between the two works, "which suggest that Conrad either wrote more of The Nature of a Crime than critics have supposed or that he remembered phrases and subtle juxtapositions of circumstances and included them in Chance.
Highbrow criticism aside, suffice it to mention Barbaro's special flair for the epigrammatic, which engenders, at every turn, gems of sententiousness
We're talking fact sustaining feeling, right through the change that inevitably attends all feeling, Faye" (GCH 28) - eigenvaluatively Hilbertizes phase space as though it were Wittgensteinian logical space, while at the same time opening the possibility of the entire story being metonymized by this transmutation of sententiousness
The latter half of the film, in which Alexandra befriends Malika (Raisa Gichaeva), an aged Chechen vendor in a nearby village--"Men can be enemies, but we're like sisters straightaway," she says--threatens to succumb to sententiousness
489--492), JM helpfully highlights not only the similarities to Chariton's narrator, namely his omniscience and sententiousness
, but also certain striking differences.
There is an invigorating juxtaposition of contrasting styles; Clough mocks his own earlier sententiousness
and humbug, yet he makes us feel the distress with which Dipsychus submits.
Perhaps inspired by her subject matter, Price has a gift for the aphoristic turn of phrase, as when, in her third chapter's discussion of George Eliot's anthologizers, she notes that Eliot's "protests against sententiousness
are undercut more subtly by their own sententious form" (132).
The magazine's features, by contrast, are of overwhelming deadpan sententiousness
, or at least seem to be.
In point of fact, Robert Penn Warren would avoid both the sententiousness
of the later Frost and the confusions of the older Faulkner as he lived and wrote on into his eighties.