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divagation

 [di″vah-ga´shun]
incoherent or wandering speech and thought.

divagation

(dī-vă-gā′shŭn) [L. divagatus, to wander off]
1. Wandering astray.
2. Rambling or incoherent speech.
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For Simon and the other houseguests, the world is more than a house or a field; and for the author and her reader, the text is more than a jumble of divagations. When it is taken as a whole, Experience de la campagne is in fact an experience, and the experience in question is the sum of the exchanges and interactions between Montalbetti, the reader, and the text.
Les autres villages, qui n'ont pas demerite, ont ete encourages par le sous-prefet de Kotouba a continuer de respecter l'interdiction de la divagation des animaux dans leurs cites.
The stylistic divagation that has marked Rogers's previous work persisted at Leo Koenig, Inc., with Lindsey pictured in various grades of Photorealist coherence and neo-expressionist abstraction.
At almost 700 pages long, with a vast cast of characters both human and mythical, and with a plot whose labyrinthine divagations are dizzyingly complex, it's not an easy novel, but then that's not why people read Marlon James.
Well, I didn't hear the half of it, but the little that was offered to me reminded me that there was in that location one of the most poignant divagations of humanity.
It can be traced in part through her stylistic divagations, from reminiscences of Picasso's blue period (Woman in Blue, before 1919) through something resembling Art Deco (Semi-Nude Before a Prickly Pear, 1922-23; Portrait of Hildegard Heise, 1927), from echoes of the quattrocento as mediated, probably, by the early-nineteenth-century Nazarenes (Bertha in a Frame of the Sacred Heart, ca.
An inconsistent anti-psychological realism (Edwards and Taliaferro Baszile, 2016) is the default mode of Houellebecq's novels in which essayistic divagations, apothegmatic statements and para-literary exposition cohere within a superficial frame of realist account.
Likewise, for Corde's sister Elfrida, Chicago is enough to replace the philosophical divagations of Proust or Freud, Krafft-Ebing, Balzac or Aristophanes.
Avec ce choix particulier de temporalite, le romancier impose un rythme tres lent a son recit qui prend des allures de huis clos psychologique ou la description des souffrances de ce vieux couple, coince [beaucoup moins que] entre les divagations et les non-dits [beaucoup plus grand que] donnera au roman ses pages les plus emouvantes.
For reason, not inexperienced in these waters, fearing neither the threats of the waves nor divagations nor the Syrtes nor rocks, shall speed our course: indeed she finds it sweeter to exercise her skill in the hidden straits of the ocean of divinity (in abditis divini oceani) than idly to bask in smooth and open waters, where she cannot display her power.
Divagations, Barbara Johnson (trad.), Cambridge, Harvard University Press.
De ce fait, tout se passe comme si l'Afrique reelle etait moins celle que decrivent les "africanistes" et qui se caracterise par une volonte d'autarcie et d'enfermement sur soi que l'espace ouvert et sans cesse en mutation dans lequel s'inscrivent les tenants de la litterature-monde; comme si la dynamique transnationale, loin d'etre portee par les divagations d'une diaspora occidentalisee, participait en realite de la veritable tradition africaine.