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like the cross-shadings...
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a***@gmail.com
2017-10-12 10:41:12 UTC
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The whole aim of Cézanne’s painting from the eighteen-seventies on is to build up landscape and still-life from the pictorial equivalent of monosyllables—from small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil, which make space by being overlaid.

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/hemingway-the-sensualist

Does:
1) ...small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil
mean:

a) ... small, square constructive marks, WHICH ARE like the cross-shadings of a pencil
OR:
b) ... small, square constructive marks, SUCH AS the cross-shadings of a pencil


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musika
2017-10-12 10:59:37 UTC
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The whole aim of Cézanne’s painting from the eighteen-seventies on is to build up landscape and still-life from the pictorial equivalent of monosyllables—from small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil, which make space by being overlaid.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/hemingway-the-sensualist
1) ...small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil
a) ... small, square constructive marks, WHICH ARE like the cross-shadings of a pencil
b) ... small, square constructive marks, SUCH AS the cross-shadings of a pencil
a)
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Peter T. Daniels
2017-10-12 11:47:04 UTC
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The whole aim of Cézanne’s painting from the eighteen-seventies on is to build up landscape and still-life from the pictorial equivalent of monosyllables—from small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil, which make space by being overlaid.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/hemingway-the-sensualist
1) ...small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil
a) ... small, square constructive marks, WHICH ARE like the cross-shadings of a pencil
b) ... small, square constructive marks, SUCH AS the cross-shadings of a pencil
a)
The 'such as' sense is frowned upon in formal edited prose (which The New Yorker used to be the acme of).
Whiskers
2017-10-12 13:34:56 UTC
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The whole aim of Cézanne’s painting from the eighteen-seventies on is
to build up landscape and still-life from the pictorial equivalent of
monosyllables—from small, square constructive marks, like the
cross-shadings of a pencil, which make space by being overlaid.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/hemingway-the-sensualist
1) ...small, square constructive marks, like the cross-shadings of a pencil
a) ... small, square constructive marks, WHICH ARE like the
cross-shadings of a pencil
b) ... small, square constructive marks, SUCH AS the cross-shadings of a pencil
Yes. This may be deliberate.
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