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As light and fragrant as "Clemente" is, however, I would have wished it lighter and more aromatic, because I came looking for what I thought I had detected in Clemente's work over the years: a confirmation of the Mediterranean way of doing things, some visible evidence that, in the bookish
, prudish, guilt-ridden, cryptogothic murk of late-twentieth-century high culture, an artist might live a cos mopolitan life in the sunshine of lovely places and make an art that speaks confidently to the virtues of that life--to its complexity, mobility, and exteriority.
As Bouwsma sought to portray a bookish
and lenient Calvin, who was more a Renaissance man than a Reformer, so does Kamen attempt to depict a humane and broad minded Philip, who was more a Renaissance prince than a Counter-Reformation tyrant.
Frankly, Ben (right) doesn't strike me as very bookish
Yet I like the idea floated by a bookish
mate, Peter Wilby, to give every state school one Oxbridge place each.
If it's a girl, the selection is more unpredictable, ranging from the bookish
and serious (Constance) to the downright slutty (Delilah).
Tomas has three girlfriends in three cities: a bookish
(in a beauty pageant kind of way) attorney (Roselyn Sanchez), a whiny heiress (Jaci Velasquez) and a Miami waitress (Sofia Vergara) with Charo-like aspirations.
A small point, but it distances him from the well-meaning bookish
earnestness displayed by many on the revivalist Delta blues scene, and lets him look like a real rock star, with his long blonde hair and sleeveless Son House tee-shirt.
Moved as he was, it should be noted that the bookish
, low-key Bourland is not Catholic.
Today, with a bookish
art scene eager to prove it's still crazy after all these years (or perhaps imports from France have gon beyond theory to love of Jerry Lewis?
His eventual title of piloto mayor probably refers more to his bookish
learning in geography than to practical experience as a navigator.
Author Bruce Wagner looked au courant in his bookish