Attic purity

special purity of language.

See also: Attic

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If his brilliantly idiosyncratic stories--sometimes less like stories than like Joseph Cornell boxes made of words--attained at their best a remarkable Attic purity, his essays could rise to unself-conscious poetry: "Whitman's fond gaze," Davenport reflected in The Geography of the Imagination (1981), "was for grace that is unaware of itself.