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Contemporary writers and other artists with a style that is intricate, hermetic, demanding--not to speak to "beautiful"--get their ration of unstinting praise.

—p.16 On style (15) by Susan Sontag
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6 years, 8 months ago


hermetic, enclosed, and self-referencing fictional structures

quoting Marshall Boswell (Understanding DFW I think?)

—p.9 David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas (3) by Marshall Boswell
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7 years, 2 months ago


its hermetic vision of human psychology and conversation, its endearingly transparent wish-fulfillment aspects

on the twilight films

—p.82 How To Be Cultured (I): Bad Movies (75) by Phil Christman
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1 year, 1 month ago


Marxists now produced hermetic knowledge, inaccessible to ordinary workers, about fields without any direct relationship to political strategy

—p.12 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
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6 years, 8 months ago


the texts are hermetically sealed from history, subjected to a sterile critical formalism, piously swaddled with eternal verities and used to confirm prejudices

wow

—p.216 Conclusion: Political Criticism (194) by Terry Eagleton
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6 years, 7 months ago


to seal off hermetically the frontiers of the intellect

—p.302 7. The Years of Resistance: 1928-1933 (283) by Victor Serge
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3 years, 11 months ago


The aim is to reveal the subterranean, subconscious mutual penetration of the personal and the political; the formal consequence is a highly personalized, almost hermetic form of collage

—p.82 Against Privatized Poetry (65) by Kirill Medvedev
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6 years, 9 months ago


The Viguerie Company's marketing genius was that as it continued metastasizing, it remained, in financial terms, a hermetic positive feedback loop.

—p.30 The Long Con: Mail-Order Conservatism (23) by Rick Perlstein
notable
5 years, 6 months ago


management is hermetically sealed in its own world

—p.45 by Philipp Schonthaler
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4 years, 2 months ago


to deny that some excesses may be, indeed, accursed shares, potentially troublesome, embarrassments and autotelic reveries, would be left functionalism, granting capitalism a homeostatic hermetic smoothness it doesn’t warrant

—p.37 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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2 years, 6 months ago

Sonora Review Issue 55
by multiple authors

Sonora Review Issue 55
by multiple authors

Sonora Review Issue 55
by multiple authors


I was attracted to my mistaken idea of mathematics, my naïve notions of certainty and absolutes, the hermetic world created by a language that seems to have little or not ambiguity.

—p.127 Bound Up in Precision and Poetry: An Interview with Ben Marcus (126) by Ben Marcus
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6 years, 9 months ago


a new hermetic jargon sprang up

—p.118 The courage to be audacious (117) by Robert Misik
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6 years, 3 months ago


To some of Bresson’s critics, both admirers and detractors, he is not only the consummate stylist but also the consummate oddball: morbid, hermetic, eccentric, obsessed with theological dilemmas in an age of social action.

—p.87 Bresson (57) by Paul Schrader
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2 years, 8 months ago


hermetic stretches of row-house monotony

—p.2 The Best of a Bad Situation (1) by n+1
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4 years, 2 months ago