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Yves Simon's analysis of the whole situation brought about by this now long ago Ethiopian Campaign exhibits the clarity and trenchancy of the trained philosopher that he was.
Zenith's essay, presenting this new selection, bids fair to rival Paz in the trenchancy with which he detaches the components of what we might call the Pessoan performance' (Times Literary Supplement, 18 December 1998, p.
No one can deny, however, that it is a vast reserve of knowledge about British social and political ideas, nor fail to be amused by the trenchancy and wit of its expression.
To be sure, the irony retains its trenchancy, but the edge of sarcasm that imbued the novel's opening lines has been gentled, subdued, subsumed by a communal voice that now imparts genuine affection and a sense of communal solidarity.