A friendship ring there was, and lots of those stringy, braidy, beadwork friendship bracelets so very burdensome that year, and rubber stamps that spelled out her first name in cavorting characters, and sweaters with her name or her initials embroidered many times over, and silvery cylinders abrim
with monogrammed handkerchiefs (those twiny, outlasting triplet initials of hers once more, never adding up to a word even anagrammatically), and a good half-dozen or so handwrought books of calligraphied poems (with stapled index cards for covers) dedicated to her all but fatally.
Moving up the Frank Lloyd Wright ramp at the Guggenheim, one went past chapels and chambers abrim
with Bourgeois's labial, knifelike "Femme Couteau" (Knife Woman) series, the "Lairs," and the "Labyrinths," all begun in the '60s.
This is space opera--cockeyed and satiric space opera, but space opera--on a truly operatic scale, abrim
with the idiom's equivalents of Valkyries in horned helmets: robots, rocketships, space battles, super weapons, technologies that fracture and refract human consciousness.
with polished repartee, Arcand's most satisfying pic since 1989's "Jesus of Montreal" looks set to "invade" arthouses worldwide.
Nor is it to deny the mania for security evident in bulwarked courthouses and post offices abrim
with antiterrorist paraphernalia--even before Congress passed the bureaucratization of Bush's bunker mentality into law with a new agency.
The French left, to which Vedrine and Jospin still belong, and towards which Chirac can be extremely conciliatory, particularly on foreign policy, is abrim
with ideas on how to use transnational regulation to favor France's global aims.
The translation has been edited by Mark Mirsky who also supplies a rambling but perceptive introduction admirably abrim
with enthusiasm for Musil and his work.
One might thus expect Godard to recast the text as radically as Bertolucci does The Conformist, a revision of Moravia also abrim
with outre' mimetic rivalry with the phantom of "the master," who in this case is Godard himself.
Future historians and philosophers of science will find ocean drilling abrim
with significant patterns--changing science paradigms, the international aspects of science, the interplay of technological and scientific advances, and the funding and direction of science.