Whether Parini is looking over Faulkner's shoulder as Bill reads Swinburne and Joyce and the Russians and the French, before the Parisians start to read him--Albert Camus would actually adapt Requiem for a Nun for the French stage--or watching him write the screenplay in which Bacall teaches Bogart how to whistle; or sitting still for the IV feed and the oxygen tent; or peeling off masks of outcast, bohemian, poet, drunk, and rogue; or parsing the related themes of "the loss of community, the degradation of nature, the impact of raw capitalism, the lure and destructiveness of class and racial divisions, Puritan obsessiveness, the waste of war"; or synopsizing
each of the novels; or logging every globe trot, Parini's motor always hums.
This report is an indicator summary, synopsizing
the state of education, monitoring important developments, and showing trends in major aspects of education.
I hope not to do him a disservice by synopsizing
the first two lectures.
For example, "From Detente to Debt Crisis, 1968-1988" (Chapter Six) begins by synopsizing
the curious tale of Eugene Hasenfus.
In a small case, getting an oral opinion from a treating doctor over the telephone, synopsizing
the opinion on paper, and having the expert sign a copy of your synopsis is a cost-saving device and an expeditious way of advising your adversary about the expert's proposed testimony.