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Whilst welcoming their work, he also indicated his awareness of the precipitousness of literary fame: 'Now let the book stand on the appointed library shelf in the long, long silence'.
In this book readers will not find any religious terms or rhetoric, we will not hear about the precepts of Zen or the justifiable arguments with God, the precipitousness of our place on earth facing the unknown.
at ix (1978) (collected essays published as Proceedings of Special Conference on Determinate Sentencing held at University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)) ("With a precipitousness remarkable in social change, there has been a dramatic turning.