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n. pl. cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ties
1. The quality of being fully or minutely detailed.
2. A particular detail or circumstance.
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(ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
2. a circumstance; a detail.
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In light of the above citation, the problem only arises in determining in-depth the context of production and the politics of circumstantialities. Equally the same, one should sufficiently appreciate the nature of the audience for whom the autobiography is written in order to account for certain conspicuous absences and presences, why certain aspects are given salience and others downplayed.
He himself sites his inspiration for Centuria in the sheerest of circumstantialities: "By chance I had a number of sheets of typing paper which were slightly larger than normal, and I found myself intrigued by the thought of writing a series of narratives which each would never exceed the length of a single page: it's like the myth of the sonnet, or of a rigid and restrictive canon to which the writer must necessarily adhere." And again, "I have the feeling that Centuria's little stories are a bit like novels from which all the air has been removed.