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Gallimaufry contains two poems and eight different episodes, intimating various thoughts, beliefs and opinions with as much candour and humour as the author could manage.
"Publicity." In Alphabetical Order: A Gallimaufry, 337.
A GALLIMAUFRY of opinions has been swirling around the issues raised by President Duterte against Sen.
They are a gallimaufry, a jumble, an extraordinary mixture of attack, sycophancy, resentment, confessions of weakness, gossip, exaggeration, generosity, kindliness, superior intellectual penetration, and character analysis.
Which brings us back to Trump's victory speech in Nevada, which was his usual gallimaufry of disconnected thoughts.
Credit to Ms Black for standing up to that 'gallimaufry' at Westminster at such a young age, but I still will never vote for indy."
Looking back neither in anger nor anguish but bewildered gratitude, I burble with thanks to Reason's Bob Poole and Marty Zupan, who hired me all those years ago: me, a 25-year-old kid with a liberal Democratic (well, Moynihanesque, which is not quite the same thing) pedigree whose influences were a gallimaufry of the Beats, the local colorists of the 19th century, late '70s and early '80s punk rock, and a Loco Foco/Sons of the Wild Jackass/Huey Long-soaked populism--tendencies quite foreign to Reasons techno-libertarian gestalt.
The final section in the volume is something of a gallimaufry, with essays on the symphony orchestra in the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries flanking discussions of the Beethoven effect and of the program symphony in the nineteenth century, and explorations of symphonic reception in early Soviet Russia and twentieth-century Britain.
In the Nov 2012 Word Ways, Solomon Golomb created five Invariants; here is a gallimaufry covering most of the alphabet:
But as canonical critics of Fletcher like Eugene Waith and Philip Finkelpearl have demonstrated, the Fletcherian canon does achieve an artistic consistency that transcends the notion of tragicomedy as a generic gallimaufry. Fletcher's frustrated counterassertion to his audience's definitions appears to be the first step toward recognizing that the mode is more than the sum of its parts, and it is significant that the three works he produces in his collaboration with Beaumont immediately after Shepherdess are his most substantial contributions as a dramatist: Philaster, The Maid's Tragedy, and A King and No King.
The Mockingbird in the Gum Tree: A Literary Gallimaufry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP 1991.