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Wellman's ways of world making exult in the way the writer creates new worlds without regard to whether or not they "really" exist, but also mocking the allure of preferentiality for writers who use it to fix reality and provide pleasing detail in a way that short-circuits the imaginative reach of their texts--e.g.
But has this mllitarisation enhanced the State's preferentiality toward Buddhism?
The third is the vicissitude of discrimination and differentiation--the preferentiality that benefits men in the public sphere to the detriment of women.
Accompanied by two musicians, Bernhard displays a big, honed if not particularly musical voice on everything from Led Zeppelin to Prince -- but arch preferentiality rather than interpretation is the slippery raison d'etre here.