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(adj) relating to parataxis, a grammatical concept involving the placing of clauses or phrases one after another, without words to indicate coordination or subordination, as in "Tell me, how are you?"

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as in the Infinite Jest word-inflation scene to which this paratactic bathroom moment is kin

—p.146 Other Math (135) by Jeffrey Severs
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5 years, 3 months ago


Suffice it to recall the endless succession of "soit que . . : ," by means of which an action is shown in an exhaustive, depressing way in the light of the countless motives upon which it may have been based. And yet these paratactic sequences reveal the point at which weakness and genius coincide in Proust

i forgot

—p.213 The Image of Proust (201) by Walter Benjamin
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2 years ago


But those ‘ands’ connect them just the same, despite the total absence of logic, and their paratactical crudity becomes almost a justification: we have so many important things to do, we can’t afford to be elegant yes, we must take care of our clients (we are, remember, a bank); but we also care about knowledge and partnership and sharing and poverty!

this is gold

—p.94 Bankspeak (75) by Dominique Pestre, Franco Moretti
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5 years ago


The paratactic verses with their repeated 'and' move like the hands of those large old railway-station clocks that jolted visibly from minute to minute

—p.130 Robert Alter and the King James Bible (128) by James Wood
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4 years, 11 months ago

it followed the parataxis of the Hebrew narration

—p.132 Robert Alter and the King James Bible (128) by James Wood
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4 years, 11 months ago