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The pleasures of the Dortmunder series achieve special poignance in Get Real, as the story unfolds in the usual way: assembling the regulars--Dortmunder, Kelp, Stan the Driver and Tiny, who was introduced stealing compact cars by picking them up one at a time and loading them into the back of a moving van--in the grungy back room of the O.
Adding to the poignance of Teena's suffering, Bethie, lying beaten and bruised on the "filthy floor" of the boathouse (23) herself, witnesses her mother being ravished.
And Ken's words "war is still wasting precious young lives now" must have a special poignance for the loved ones of our Iraq and Afghanistan heroes.
All this is to take nothing away from Lampard - whose winner was bursting with poignance.
This situation is, of course, not independent of the critical milieu--notably (but not only) the mainstream press--where narrative is generally brutally foregrounded, is the ultimate measure, to the detriment of the formal elements that drive the prose form, that give it air, texture, poignance, relevance.
Shot by a variety of people, including Laurance, producer-helmer Jeff Stimmel and Connelly himself, "Art of Failure" is as unvarnished a portrait of an artist as one is likely to get, and the mix of desperation and resignation that surround Connelly's agreement to let himself be seen so nakedly only adds to the film's poignance.
He mixes high and low, comedy and poignance, laughter and tears, city and country.
In both novels, father-son relationship has an understated poignance.
There are no easy answers to these questions--and that ambiguity adds a poignance to the text, one that's neither defined nor easily escaped.
Through this approach, the author claims a form of communication with Boccherini himself: "I become aware of a poignance of presence, the unmistakable sensation of someone here--and not only here, but inhabiting my body" (p.
However, there are growing signs of malaise in the biopsychosocial community, expressed eloquently and with poignance at a recent conference in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Given Duncan's comprehensive scholarship in this chapter, it is interesting that she does not comment directly on Cha's untimely death as a significant extratextual factor complicating the reception of her work and adding resonance and poignance to the silences and representations of erasure, fragmentation, or multivocality in Dictee, which could have been intriguing; but this densely layered chapter provides more than enough food for thought.