"The Writing behind the Wall: Arcangela Tarabotti's Inferno Monacale and Cloistral
Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century." Forum Italicum, Stony Brook, NY 30.1 (1996): 1-23.
The overall design of the Cistercian precincts gave the greatest protection to the central cloistral
part with the church, which was surrounded by the Inner and Outer Court.
The bed with vellum pages, useless and so cloistral
, is not linen!
Either from the outside--as baggage the cultural-safari aficionados lug around--or from the inside--in the form of the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century "national specific" theory much bandied about by right-wing ideologues and refuted by Cartarescu himself in a 2005 article (8)--these exotic or cloistral
imaginings close off communication and exchange once again.
Although many of the details were off by a mile, Wolfe got the musty, cloistral
atmosphere eerily right: the tremulous Whisper Zone along Shawn's corridor and the code of secrecy practiced by the sect-like staff, the joyless digs of the editorial offices (which Wolfe compares to the faculty warren of a small agricultural college--I say it should have been preserved at the Smithsonian as the original temple of shabby chic), the grammatical fussiness and fact-checking queries that turned innocent galleys into "whichy thickets" the blinkered obliviousness to the social convulsions rocking the country.
The first time he takes Annie there, John describes the countryside along their route to the vineyard: "Our route lay partly up hill and partly down, for we were in the sand-hill county; we drove past cultivated farms, and then by abandoned fields grown up in scrub-oak and short-leaved pine, and once or twice through the solemn aisles of the virgin forest, where the tall pines, well-nigh over the narrow road, shut out the sun, and wrapped us in cloistral
By modifying old cloistral
restrictions Jeanne was able to introduce a free day school alongside a boarding school, for which fees applied.