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contrapuntal

Music characterized by counterpoint
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Bharati's life in exile could be read as operating contrapuntally, as he used the conditions of his exile to speak and think about the broader situation of colonialism he was faced with.
(15) From a Palestinian perspective, the Exodus story can be read contrapuntally, the way that Edward Said, for example, analyzes Albert Camus's occlusion of Algeria and the Algerians in several of his most important literary texts (La Peste, L'Etranger), though they take place in that specific Maghreb nation.
(22) Wiltshire notes that the reader here of course perceives Emma's "self-deception and snobbery," even her "arrogance," but that "one picks up, at the same time, contrapuntally, as part of that very same self-deception and arrogance, the warmth, the eagerness, the panache and brio" that accompany Emma's appraisal of Harriet and Harriet's prior acquaintance [Jane Austen and the Body 132).
Allen proceeds via a reading of TRC Chairman Desmond Tutu's autobiography, No Future without Forgiveness, setting this contrapuntally against the work of Miroslav Volf and Paul Ricoeur.
My mixed methods study aims at addressing this archival absence by contrapuntally reading the mainstream debate against relevant concerns from the works of Canadians of colour in the areas of cultural criticism and critical race studies.
In the middle of a descriptive passage, one sentence contradicts and works contrapuntally to illuminate the scene with an ambiguous yet macabre tone.
As Jakob von Uexkull (2010), the theoretical biologist, points out, "it is up to the composer to connect the tones of each instrument contrapuntally with the tones of every other instrument" (p.
Said argues that for exiles, experiences in "new" environments occur "contrapuntally" (165) with memories of experiences in "old" environments.
Observing that "the field was epistemologically organized as a sort of hierarchy, with Europe and its Latin Christian literature at its center and top" (45), Said called for a politically oppositional mode of secular comparison through which "we begin to reread [the cultural archive] not univocally but contrapuntally, with a simultaneous awareness both of the metropolitan history that is narrated and of those other histories against which (and together with which) the dominating discourse acts" (51, emphasis in original).
Although scholars have discussed these two works separately, by comparing Rulfo and McCarthy, we can read the intersection of American and Mexican history contrapuntally. For example, the history of caciquismo, the centerpiece of Pedro Paramo, illuminates the fallacy of John Grady Cole's Westernized utopian vision in All the Pretty Horses.
The aria is notable for its lack of basso continuo, floating contrapuntally through the clouds as it proceeds.