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spare

1. a spare tyre
2. Tenpin bowling
a. the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
b. the score thus made
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In it, a participant asked why Faulkner is less often mentioned in considerations of American modernism, a discourse that favors poetry and notions of modernist spareness or minimalism.
(Though it is telling that Bellow prefers the formulation "Jewish Writers in America," a way of gesturing to the fact that he himself is Canadian-born, and remained in some productive sense at an angle to the country that became his home and subject.) In earlier installments of Scripture, I have discussed novels that used a range of strategies for approaching this most necessary and impossible of subjectsfrom the epic realism of Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate to the existential spareness of Elie Wiesel's Night to the oblique character study of Giorgio Bassani's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
Sometimes he spoke of a "holy theatre," whose spareness and intensity could raise performance to the level of ritual.
Despite all of this variation, A Parable of Women coheres and creates a unified whole, largely due to the spareness of style that pervades the collection.
With an artistic spareness it recounted the whole sad story of the Macdermot family at Headford Hall; it especially sparkled in vivid scenes of dancing and singing in the wedding sequence.
There is also a Spartan spareness to the narration, as distinguished from what the characters including Socrates are quoted as saying.
And this visual spareness threw all the focus onto the quality of the performers.
Lisa Moore is a great example of a writer who has excelled in short fiction from the earliest part of her career and who has brilliantly brought her short-story-honed aesthetic into the novel form in Alligator (2005) and February (2009), All of her writing is marked by a gorgeous spareness that is somewhat reminiscent of Raymond Carver and early Richard Ford stories, yet Moore's work is also suffused with an understated wry comic sensibility that makes even her nastiest and most forlorn characters somehow likable.
He spoke about the spareness of crime writing--good crime writing--and the economy of detail that speaks volumes.
In Chui Chai the dancers transform from ancient to contemporary, male to female, and spareness to s splendor.
When the action moves to practical locations such as Mario's apartment or a restaurant where he has dinner with Elena Flores, the young dancer he determines to cast in a lead role, the spareness of the performance space is striking.