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By abandoning himself to the flow of his inner life, as ordered by memory, Rousseau claims, language becomes transparent: its limpidity guarantees the authenticity of the self-portrait that emerges in the narrative of the self: "Let the last trump sound when it will, I shall come forward with this work in my hand, to present myself before my Sovereign Judge, and proclaim aloud: 'Here is what I have done, and if by chance I have used some immaterial embellishment it has been only to fill a void due to a defect of memory.
"I will begin by telling you that this country seems to me as beautiful as Japan as far as the limpidity of the atmosphere and the gay color effects are concerned." Like many of his contemporaries, van Gogh was fascinated with art from the Orient.
The limpidity of Schuyler's poems, their ability to make difficult reckonings and revelatory description seem almost improvisational--much in the way that Bishop does in her best work--makes his writing defy conventional analysis.
His audacious fashion photos, the crystalline limpidity of his still lifes, and his brutally raw portraits of glamorous celebrities wedged into the corner, of scruffy backdrops greatly extended the boundaries of photography.
Well, yes, they have; and so have a great many other people, judging from the number of characters in the novel who use slang, jargon, malapropisms, Yiddish, or Anglicisms, committing ail manner of linguistic assaults on the beauty and limpidity of French.
Perhaps it is inevitable that, like the match between Luzhin and Turati--between "the limpidity and lightness of Luzhin's thought" and "the Italians tumultuous fantasy" (135)--Nabokov's match with Freud can only end in sui-mate, as Nabokov terms "self-mate" in the preface.
The two main merits of Giesey's book are its extraordinary erudition (with an almost exclusive use of primary sources), and its intelligibility and limpidity regarding often obscure juridical reasoning and disputes.
In both his poetry and his prose, Thomas worked to create precisely this kind of ultimately enabling, spiritually obstetric, "obscurity," again instructed by a Kierkegaard who, writing "under / a pseudonym always," had succeeded, as Thomas penetratingly noted, in ensuring that "The limpidity of his prose / had a cerebral gloss / prohibitive of transparence" (No Truce 16).
De Maistre's claim to "truth" and authenticity is justified not only because the tale is based on actual occurrences, (16) but also because of the limpidity of the language, the limiting of description to elements that play a direct role in the events of the plot, the refusal of heightening and embellishment, and the rejection of all the devices and cliches of Romanticism that were to dominate Russian visions of the Caucasus for more than another decade.
Szymborska writes with a limpidity that can be both charming and terrifying, as an ordinary event leads seemingly logically to an extraordinary, and sometimes agonizing, conclusion.
Furthermore, she had 'that gift of expression which above all others is precious, namely that perfect simplicity and limpidity of style, which is so perfect that there is no style visible at all'.
She died before being able consciously to realize her dream of art--"getting the deepest truth out of the idea." It seems to me that you have arrived at the very pinnacle of the trajectory that she had traced for herself--your work--and particularly this work that I cherish above all: "The Waves" is transparent like crystal--"crystal clear"--These are notations of light and music which come to my spirit when I try to find the magic and contemplative secret of your art--there is a clear morning in The Waves which has the perfect and serene limpidity of Ravel's "Lever du Jour" [Daybreak], in Daphnis and Chloe.