In 1996 Woodson branched into adult fiction with Autobiography of a Family Photo, bringing spare, piercingly
poetic prose to a coming-of-age story of a young girl searching for herself through the haze of her dysfunctional family.
(Or, as Lewis Lapham wrote recently on the occasion of the re-publication of McLuhan's most influential work: "Understanding Media describes the world I see and know.") More to the point, his understanding of television as an extension of the human nervous system is not only piercingly
insightful, it begs the entire issue of the alleged passivity of watching TV.
In many instances, Tabbi's insights are novel, piercingly
accurate, and gratifyingly broad.
It is an idea writers love to extol, and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, in a newly translated book, says it better than anyone: "Nadya Romanova's only real possession, her last refuge, as she herself realised full well," was "stories." But Petrushevskaya is too insightful (and too piercingly
cruel) to embrace the postmodernist cliche that life is just a collection of narratives.
We come across a group of women in black, shouting raucously and screaming piercingly
. Some of them are amusing to watch with their exaggerated but comic gestures and grating talk.
While he quickly debunks George Bush's self-projected environmental image, Shabecoff does not discuss Bush's presidency as piercingly
as he does Reagan's.
Left behind was a vast, arid, high-elevation basin, with deep canyons and steep, north/south-trending mountain ranges, piercingly
cold in winter and blisteringly hot in summer.
The portfolio investment in the equity markets came down piercingly
by 5-time to outflow of $346.3 million as against with inflows of $86 million.
In 1937, George Orwell wrote piercingly
in the Road To Wigan Pier about the vogue for arguing about how to make the poor eat more healthily.
Frida, like her Diego, was a force of nature, and here in this residence turned into a shrine, one understands how this haven of tranquility and with a supportive family allowed her to surmount her physical disability and metamorphose into a piercingly
for the South, for class details" (New York Times) that many reviewers find piercingly
funny, others believe Zink only shallowly treats those topics.
It's the piercingly
funny sendup that the "tech-bro" elite has had coming for too long, but Isaac is too nuanced a performer to leave it there, never neglecting the petulant brilliance that finally makes this designer Dr.
She speaks in a hyper-caffeinated pastiche of received language and piercingly
vivid detail; she's obviously brilliant, but she is also a creature of this world, the world of status updates and marketing-speak.
No longer can Outnumbered rely on the innocent yet piercingly
astute probing of Karen's steel trap mind, or Ben's excursions into wild fantasy.
The twelve short stories in Kate Milliken's If I'd Known You Were Coming are stark, beautiful, and piercingly