alembicated

alembicated

(əˈlɛmbɪˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a literary style) excessively refined; precious
aˌlembiˈcation n
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There were not perfect platonic orbits around the sun anymore, circles dissolved: everything elongated, everything got deformed as if following the elasticity of an anamorphosis so as to comply with the monstrous course of the ellipse--or with the course of its rhetorical double, the ellipsis that was giving way to illegible alembicated poems ...
The title of her book is exact: Stettheimer's work is her life, alembicated into art.