10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRIMNESS»
Discover the use of primness
in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to primness
and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
images. A more striking example — both because it is outside our usual literary
expectations and because it involves manifestly simple characters — is the trait
that Empson calls "comic primness." This is a form of irony which works by having
Some Versions of Pastoral
The trick of style that makes this plausible is Comic Primness, the double irony in
the acceptance of a convention. This is never meant by the speaker as a single
critical irony (' I pretend to agree with this only to make you use your judgment ...
Howard's Hill and Other True Stories: Small Unit Marine ...
Hateful relayed another message from Primness. "Left 200, add 100. A platoon of
VCs seen running upstream. Request three volleys." Again the artillerymen fired
— and wondered. The talking fish seemed to be multiplying. Another relay call ...
DIANE Publishing Company, 1987
New Versions of Pastoral: Post-romantic, Modern, and ...
Without the insight into the totalitarian future, Bowling could be said to be
displaying the first type of comic primness: acting as a normal man unchanged
despite social conventions — in this case, the anti-Fascist conventions of the LBC
David James, Philip Tew, 2009
The Whirligig of Time: Margaret Oliphant in Her Later Years
to his wife Emma, as being "propriety and primness incarnate",79 and, to add
insult to injury, Hardy added, "you lose nothing by not knowing her". Hardy,
blissfully unaware at this stage of what the future had in store for him, would have
Judith van Oosterom-Pooley, 2010
The Deserts of Bohemia: Czech Fiction and Its Social Context
This happened, Empson is quick to point out, because the irony of The Beggar's
Opera was deflected through a double irony, which he termed "Comic Primness."
"In full Comic Primness," he explained this curious turning of a poetic trope upon
The Valley of Shenandoah: Or, Memoirs of the Graysons
The ladies made their appearance in the parlour before dinner, seated around
with great primness, and they would have been yery dull but for the independent,
careless humour of old M'Cuiloch, who occasionally said something that diverted
The History of Sex in American Film
Another stereotype was a combination of fastidious attire and excessive primness
, exemplified by Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) in Laura (1944) or Brandon
Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger) in Rope (1948). Finally ...
Ford Madox Ford: Literary Networks and Cultural Transformations
Empson defines comic primness as 'the double irony in the acceptance of a
convention'.8 One of the examples he provides is that of 'ironical humility, whose
simplest gambit is to say “I am not clever, educated, well born” or what not (as if
Andrzej Gąsiorek, Daniel Moore, 2008
At Bridport Place he was told that the doctor had just gone to Harman Street to
attend a man in a fit. Johnson started off for Harman Street, losing a little of his
primness as he became more anxious. Two full cabs but no empty ones passed
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 2010
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRIMNESS»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term primness
is used in the context of the following news items.
The Importance of Being Earnest
... roles for actors, and Mark Elstob's stuttering Rev Canon Chasuble is a wonderful contrast to the primness of Kathryn Martin's Miss Prism. «The Stage, Jul 15»
In the News: The “Vapid Monumentality” of the World Trade Center
A review of 2 World Trade Center: “Although Mr Ingels's design pares back the formulaic primness of the earlier towers he has failed to triumph ... «Tribeca Citizen, Jul 15»
Victoria's secret no more
... that she has come to personify a certain type of British and 19th-century reserve or primness, that may explain this fascination with her smalls. «Politico, Jul 15»
In pursuit of stardom
But underneath his primness, there seemed to lie a boisterous, fun loving personality that simply makes people laugh on demand. Born in ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
Oh, Dear! What Can the Meta Be?
The whole engine of the plot is powered by a steamhead of offbeat sexuality boiling just under the veneer of Victorian primness. The story turns ... «A News Cafe, Jul 15»
Miu Miu Resort 2016
... on the shoulders and sleeves, giving them a country twang; those big skirts hole-punched in metallic leather, subverting their primness. «WWD, Jul 15»
In Flagler and Palm Coast:
... let alone publish it, referring to it with coy primness as a “sadomasochistic self-portrait (nearly naked, with bullwhip).” That controversy ended ... «FlaglerLive.com, Jul 15»
John Derbyshire Says: Trump-Coulter 2016!
A century and a half later, Regency gave way to Victorian primness. How much further can we go in the direction of reality-denial and ... «VDARE.com, Jul 15»
How Art Became Irrelevant
... a stalwart champion of Mapplethorpe, could not honestly describe that photograph, let alone publish it, referring to it with coy primness as a ... «Commentary Magazine, Jul 15»
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... Yvette Cooper, the odds against her have narrowed sharply since she took such strides, at a lunch with lobby hacks, to jettison the primness. «The Independent, Jun 15»