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A great stylist, Malmquist's immersive prose perfectly limns the demands of living within the chiaroscuro of deep grief.
Drawing on the women's letters as well as Brooks's unpublished autobiography and other materials, Souhami (a winner of the Whitbread Biography Award for Selkirk's Island) limns a relationship that lasted through infidelity, separation, and temperamental incompatibility.
While recognizing the far-reaching power of a hegemonic masculinity, Summers instead limns the process of black male middle-class and gender-identity formation as it occurred through modalities beyond direct white control.
Tropical Malady (June 29, limited): This arty Thai critics' favorite delicately limns the growing affection between a relatively worldly soldier and the younger farm boy he romances.
In cadences like the heartbeat of the universe and gorgeous images both abstract and concrete, McDermott limns a creation story from Genesis that echoes many others
To chart the often exasperating course of democracy in America, West limns the work.
His richly theoretical examination of the "American Republic" reached a staggering conclusion: that Catholics could appreciate the logic of the American political order better even than the revered founding fathers, who had "built better than they knew." Richard Dougherty here limns Brownson's profoundly original approach to questions of church and state.
So you can rest assured that you are not living the resume-building networky faux-life David Brooks so brilliantly limns in this book.
British poet chiefly remembered for "Grongar Hill" (1726), a short descriptive and meditative poem that limns the view from a hill overlooking the vale of Towy and uses this as a starting point for meditation on the human lot:
In Asian Survey (March 1994), Denny Roy, a lecturer in political science at the National University of Singapore, limns the so-called "soft authoritarianism" that has emerged in East Asia as an increasingly popular challenger to Western liberal democracy.
Jaclyn limns Rosa's woes, worries and unalloyed fears with understated grace and dignity-no vein-popping dramatic caterwauling or show-stopping histrionics that we often see in the telenovelas she appears in.
Between Two Worlds") lets the subject be the primary commentator in "Ricky on Leacock." This biographical portrait of globetrotting director-cinematographer Richard Leacock limns his key contributions to the evolution of the documentary form--particularly regarding technical innovation--while capturing a buoyant personality already past 50 when Weiner began filming him in 1972.