The links between the art-work and the biblical themes it seeks to explore, illustrate, and interpret, are often highly allusive.
The Art of Hunger undermines and illuminates our accepted notions about literature and throws an unprecendented light on Auster's own richly allusive writings.
The old sacred name Yahweh is never pronounced; even "God" is avoided for allusive titles like "heaven" or "place."
Now, with one brilliant exception - the story of the swimming-match, which is felicitously introduced and finely told - these retrospective passages are brought in more or less awkwardly, interrupt inconveniently the course of the narrative, and are too condensed and allusive in style to make any strong poetic impression.
It wearies by the constant strain after effect, its mock-heroics and allusive periphrasis, and excites distrust by its want of moderation.
Cereta, with her passionately literary mind, wrote with a densely allusive style marked by her knowledge of the classics.
His reputation was made by his early novel, The Shadows, an allusive and highly literary evocation of the Holocaust.
It begins by celebrating the ancient glories of the Danes, tells in allusive style the story of Scyld, the founder of the " Scylding " dynasty of Denmark, and praises the virtues of his son Beowulf.
(It may be noted, as an illustration of the allusive style of the book, that, though a number of men are spoken of, not one of them is mentioned by name; in iv.
The poem is as much allegorical as it is allusive to the point that any Elizabethan of high station could see themselves in any number of the characters presented in The Faerie Queene.
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