In his introduction to this collection of stories Bowles writes: "The stories are as compact and severe as theorems, eschewing symbol and metaphor, making their point in terse, undecorated statements which may bewilder the reader unaccustomed to such bareness
If, however, we wanted to focus on the bareness
of the field, we would say, "the wind swept the field free of leaves," where the field is being brought into focus as the figure against the (back)ground of the leaves.
Following her own bodily transformation, the breast cancer survivors dance about Maddy "with tears coming down upon their bareness
," supporting Maddy's mission and preparing her to let Pip go (236).
It's true that if Bruce and O'Leary were given a quid for each time they had mentioned the bareness
of their bones in recent times they'd be rich men (well, richer than they already are) but both squads have been ravaged.
The community of Hard Times is based on the legacy of the criminal and debauched Californian mining town, Bodie, because the space is a symbolic reflection of the inhabitants' spiritual state: "The material bareness
of the landscape they inhabit thus becomes the objective correlative of their spiritual poverty.
A central tall obelisk with a few trees would much improve the bareness
of the large civic space.
Large wooden pews with just enough upholstery to soften their bareness
, plus rustic settles, a grand piano and cast-iron legged tables emphasise that casual-but-studied arrangement of bar furniture that works in some pubs but fails miserably in others.
You can also get the effect with a touch of bareness
and a lighter-weight fabric.
Negation runs through all the great Marxist ideas: the general law of capitalist accumulation indicates that with greater wealth and concentration, capital inevitably produces a higher incidence of poverty and misery in society; the process of concentration of the means of life and production that gives life to the bourgeoisie represents for its negation, the class of proletarians, dispossession and bareness
When he was exiled to Lebanon's Marj al-Zuhur, starting in the winter of 1992, I was still living in Palestine, and I remember the trepidation that many felt that some of these old men would die amid the bareness
of the snowy mountains.
and wide open space around the narrow lines of "Hook," those last minimalist trappings of verse form, may have taken this author to the prosodic verge, leaving him no choice but to go beyond those technical limits and take the plunge into the nakedness of sleek prose.
The mute bareness
about these black-and-white works -- most of them bereft of human beings -- has provided the inspiration for the exhibition title.