briefly for Mencken, read as omnivorously
as Mencken and was
He reads omnivorously
, although few contemporary works appeal to him and, as in the past, he remains aloof from the Paris literary establishment despite being a member of the Academie Francaise, the only native-born American to be so honored.
The industrial scene becomes a gigantic skin-inflammation (the description reads like a graphic medical text-book) that omnivorously
feeds on the fire renewing it.
The first of these journals records the thoughts, feelings and observations of the young Thomas Merton: pre-monastic, wanting to be a priest, the omnivorously
curious graduate student in Greenwich Village.
The irony of this tin image in Heart of Darkness is both stronger and more direct than the omnivorously
bookish Cunningham allows.
Paulding's almost ideal boyhood was spent in fishing, hunting, and reading omnivorously
. At eighteen he worked in a public office with his brother, and there he met fellow New Yorkers <IR> WASHINGTON IRVING </IR> and William Irving.
Yeats's reading of Plato, Plotinus, and the neo-Platonic tradition is scholarship that is omnivorously
receptive to charms and spells.
He usually read omnivorously
to make a play" Honan's biographical conjectures built on Shakespeare's career--"he could not have worked six months in the theatre without normal pluck and simple, shoulder-shrugging endurance"--are at least not contradicted by evidence, and his picture of Shakespeare--sensitive beneath a stoical exterior, discreet and adaptable, winning when necessary but with an actor's ability to be all things to all people--is vivid and plausible.