His ingenuity places much pressure on the prismatic effect of such words as "strabismus," "tragomaschality," "triforium," "erythroglot," and "metanairesis," whose preciosity
and difficulty add to the poem's lyric drive.
I've sometime found Dame Mitsuko's performances of Schubert rather studied, veering towards preciosity
, but not here in his Four Impromptus D.
As O'Sullivan explains, "Wilde had given her a vocabulary and a preciosity
that her notebooks and early sketches declare as pervasive.
Thus, as the art of speaking according to certain rules is itself reflective of Dianas social reality, so is apprehension about the intricate and excessive preciosity
The jury unanimously selected Nour Hage because "she works [her] fabric with much precision and preciosity
Wells, and Maeterlinck crop up in the text; the use of adjectives such as charming ('charming little place,' 139), exquisite ('the ferns are almost too exquisite,' 146), perfect ('a perfect panorama of sunset,' 139), and the preciosity
of style are redolent of the decadent, largely European literature in which Mansfield was immersed at that time.
Speaking of the preciosity
of love, Badiou writes, "Everyone knows that deciding to break off such love, particularly unilaterally, is always a disaster, whatever the excellent reasons put forward to support such a move" (Badiou and Truong 2012, 46).
The corporeal reality of the present moment takes precedence over acts of memory or hypothetical projections, and the language of everyday life pushes away preciosity
And "when half-learnedness shakes hands with preciosity
and snobbery, one may commit mistakes that are harder and harder to eliminate" (Theodor Hristea).
Working-class Irish Catholic, educated by Jesuits at Boston College High School and then Boston College itself, convolutedly erudite and streetwise (though never streetwise enough) by necessity, abjected through class origins, drug addictions and mental illness, patrician in his range of high literary and cultural allusions and sensitivities; and disgusted alternately by the philistinism of his parents and their milieu and by the rigidity and preciosity
of highbrow institutions, Wieners inhabited--and performed--in particularly intensified form the purgatory of the in-between that marked upwardly mobile white male youth of the 1950s.
Although most interpret this last line as allegorical, Tartuffe's metaphoric preciosity
also strategically serves to foreshadow what some in the audience will later see when the "table scene" is performed according to the performance tradition in which its stage properties, les deux flambeaux, become religiously potent--the material desecration of an altar.
Denying--at least rhetorically--art's preciosity
and privileged status freed up the creativity of her students, offering a way to create out of the sanctified realm of the classroom, gallery, and museum.