At once edgily
transgressive and universally humane, both painfully fractured and joyously restorative, queer writing is more than its artificial accomplishment in the eyes of critics; it is a document of persistence, an act of beauty, and the very breath and heartbeat of an imaginative and ultimately indomitable people.
AFTER 15 years at the helm of one of the most successful British bands, you'd think Tim Burgess' stage presence would be a finely honed part of The Charlatans' act.But as he stood tight and tense in a blazer and gangster-style spats, shuffling edgily
around the stage, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this live lark was all new to him.Their wound-up fans, high and happy that the Manchester outfit were still together despite Tim's recent solo foray, hadno such inhibitions.
'I like paintings that say a small thing rather edgily
', is perhaps one of Prunella Clough's most famous remarks.
Instead, ordinary troops lounged on the backs of tanks in the baking heat or patrolled edgily
I've got a vision of blue sky and dry land." The bridge's odd-meter horn licks wind and curl around her increasingly elastic phrasing, her palpably maturing confidence, to head back into the verse's rhythmically layered, edgily
At a spot called Geysir, fellow tourists looked around edgily
in case a quick exit might be required.
He grabs his fan and is ushered edgily
to the Whispers Bar.
Martinez served out edgily
for 5-4 and Pierce countered, holding for 5-5.
He was especially pleased if they were all the same, all white or all gray or that color they became after many washings, and she thought he ironed them , they were so perfectly flat, or perhaps it was a way of folding she never had time for, or perhaps he didn't move as she did, rapidly, edgily
, so that whatever she wore was stained or limp even when it was new.
``We started a bit edgily
but once we had settled down we took control of the game and Aloisi scored a wonderful goal.
Saumont writes nervously, edgily
, with the flair for the coup de theatre that characterized Beckett's earliest short stories in More Pricks than Kicks, but her concern, like Duras's, is for the barely perceptible nuances of human relationships upon which hope feeds or flounders.
Yes, the mass-market sitcoms, drama series, newscasts, game shows and late-night talk fests are still there, but they now have to compete with many other inputs from all sorts of viewpoints, from the predictable to the edgily
extreme and idiosyncratic.