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Instead, as New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof noted this month, "There is often a liberal and secular snobbishness toward the church as a whole--and that is unfair.
Writer-director Greg Mottola, who helmed 2007's comedy hit "Superbad," explains the origin of his quasi-autobiographical film with an ingenuous snobbishness that would have annoyed and amused John Steinbeck.
Still, at a remove of some seventy-five years, perhaps too much is now made of the pliant, pneumatic beauty of Marie-Therese when she is contrasted, as she invariably is, with the shockingly neurotic and unhappy Olga Khokhlova, Picasso's wife, a drearily conventional person despite her being a second-tier dancer in the Diaghilev ballet (actually, not bad) by whom Picasso, after the first embraces and the birth of his son Paulo, was horrified--as much by her snobbishness as, before long, her very physical being, whose features he came to heartlessly caricature just as he lovingly exaggerated those of Marie-Therese.
With a humour imbued with the snobbishness of the period, the journal featured essays, theatre reviews, gossip columns, and other articles of interest to the leisured classes during its period of publication, 1912-1915 and 1920-1925, interrupted by WWI and its aftermath.
I can't be doing with the snobbishness that often goes along with art.
Bringham, inheriting money late in life, promptly developed a form of snobbishness.
Her other voices match each individual's background, from Date's husband's farm family to her own family's upper-crust snobbishness.
Perhaps it manifests another version of that cultural snobbishness that regards television itself as unworthy of attention: when people do examine it, they examine only certain, relatively "high" genres, like drama or news programming, or perhaps police procedurals.
A prissy snobbishness, leading into his sneering at the extramarital sexual relations of his colleagues, an attitude then unusual, seems not to have interfered with his "unbelievable eloquence," as a contemporary described his literary and oratorical abilities, or his mastery, in accord with humanist principles, of ancient Greek and Latin, or his translating into Latin a number of works of Aristotle, Plato, and Demosthenes, or his writing in Italian corrective lives of Petrarch and Dante, whose goal was to supplement admiration by eliminating traces of sentimentality.
Of course, readers will have a favorite or favorites in this unique collection, which in its totality reflects the breakdown of traditional values supplanted by greed, materialistic values, bureaucracy, snobbishness, class and sex oppressions, corruption, and the violation of human rights.