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(15) As much as Rowse sniffs at the tawdriness of Auden's sexual life, does he wish that he might have enjoyed some of the same?
quality of disquieting tawdriness. Critic Carlos Espinosa Dominguez has
The press have thrown a cloak of tawdriness over his lifestyle and his family and his mother," he said.
I knew it was an elementary world that I was facing, but I have always been amazed at the authenticity with which the simple-minded often face that world when compared with the tawdriness of the public viewpoint exhibited in reports from the world at large.
Yet the tawdriness of Mailer's self-exposure and self-glorification has a low-level fascination.
Very little: "The spiritual tawdriness Islamic immigrants perceive in the modern West is not imaginary.
The argument between large or small tawdriness is only minimally significant.
Certainly Jane Meyer will surely be exulting at the end of a corrupt and deplorably cynical 43rd presidency if the dire revelations of tawdriness and rampant unconstitutionality revealed in this book are anything to measure her outrage by.
AT A MELODRAMA The leading lady suffered, while I yawned; But a girl beside Me sat and cried-- Her tears that rose unbidden washed away The timeworn tawdriness that stained the play.
It was a case of the Times wanting its cake (the titillating hook of an illicit sexual relationship) and eating it too (endeavoring to keep itself above such tawdriness).
Far more dangerous has been the breakneck concentration of wealth within the few and crookedness, tawdriness, and sheer mediocrity of our political echelon.