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Held up as one of art's rare commentators of history, Tuymans, a tall fast-talking smoker with a crew-cut and piercingly blue eyes, had more to say however about the political crisis threatening to break up Belgium, than the 70 oils on show.
Sachs' earlier works include comprehensive biographies of Toscanini and Artur Rubinstein, as well as a piercingly perspicacious 1982 essay on Glenn Gould (which concedes all Gould's pianistic virtues while exposing, with quiet mercilessness, Gould's fundamentally adolescent philosophizing).
It's set in Los Angeles, where residents are woken just before dawn by strange, piercingly bright lights descending from the sky.
Here the book is at its most piercingly perceptive.
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Instead, in an extremely loud and piercingly dismissive voice, he was disputing the existence of a cable car which his friend had said was one of the Spanish capital''s attractions.
Though we are many, each of us is achingly alone, piercingly alone.
Above me, the stars south of Socorro were, as always, the most piercingly clear in this sector of the galaxy, and I wasn't doing anything to smog them up.
Comic and heartrending, Wang Quan'an's study of a woman who's too responsible for her own good has the mythic quality of a great Western -- it's all strikingly shot against vast, unforgiving landscapes and crushing big skies -- and is as weirdly piercingly intimate as a good Sam Shepard play.
Either this is Wood as she sees herself, or--since the eyes are too piercingly hers to miss the point--it's the missing child inside us all, unapproachable to the very end.
Only about three miles from camp, a bull yodeled piercingly not far through the screen of ponderosa and lodgepole pine to the right of the narrow pack trail.
Not everyone is comfortable breathing the piercingly cold air found at the higher cultural peaks, because not all those who participate in culture are necessarily cultured.