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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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This does not imply that all accounting historians moved only from a dilettantish interest or that they all adopted an inadequate methodological approach.
Merrill admitted to a dilettantish familiarity with non-specialist scientific texts--Isaac Asimov's Guide to Science, Lewis Thomas's Lives of a Cell, Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe: Evolution of Consciousness, Julian Jaynes's The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, to name a few--and his borrowings of their diction and imagery demonstrate the extent to which their content both captures his imagination and supplies conceptual frameworks for the translation of spiritual experience into secular, empirical terms.
I did get an MA in languages, principally French--including a research paper on the concept of honour in 17th century French tragedy, a concept erased along with my youthful credulity by the French government's cynical chauvinism after the Rainbow Warrior murder--which I broadened over the next two decades into political science, economics, Maori and most of a law degree, all relevant to a dilettantish lifetime of never needing to know very much, still less acquire an expertise--that is, to a lifetime as a journalist.
Appearing in paintings, she dis-appears in "real" life (the mimetic world of the novel): she is only a character in a cover story, after all, the object of the dilettantish amateur art fancier writing an account of his dalliance in Venice.
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young and dilettantish fornicators living off the Israeli taxpayer's teat was very heaven.
Yet Brooks's assumption "that Faulkner was quite aware that he had set Gavin on a sort of dilettantish exercise and that he meant for his reader to recognize as much" (94) is a peculiar opinion given the unambiguous deference that everyone in "Knight's Gambit" must pay to Stevens's T:
ministrations of some dilettantish interior decorator--whereas, in fact,
Lurie's assessment of Faulkner's bipartite practice may be extended to the larger aesthetic tension of this decade, as by the 1930s, artists were increasingly having to consider that to ignore the material or forms of mass culture or to simply make an occasional, dilettantish nod toward them were no longer sufficient strategies with which to confront this "monster"; instead, there was now evolving an accelerated and never-ending loop between high and low with which the writer, like the visual artist, must by nature, albeit often perilously, engage.
And yet the rabbinic students and their congregations know there is more to creative liturgy than simply the happenstance, "kindergarten" dilettantish sincerity that Madsen describes.
Although Telegraph Avenue is a reassuring signal that Chabon hasn't completely immersed himself in screenwriting these last few years, his dilettantish output (the essay collections, the children's stories), his rising Hollywood profile, and his relationship with people like director Jon Favreau add to the sense that this is someone who's fallen deep into the cash-lined rabbit hole.
Heidegger in America is a sprawling book, but it is not shallow or dilettantish.
However, Shetlanders who hold an ideology of incomprehensibility 'understand' the limits of this dilettantish, bourgeois consumption of exotic words and refrain from using SLV to encode long messages or important information.