Sunday, October 30, 2016

Word of the day: précis

The word of the day is précis:
  1. a concise summary.

"He achieved the unintrusive effect—and sombre tone—he wanted, but, in seeking to correct what he perhaps considered the bossiness of his previous novel, 'Concluding' (1948), which used interior monologue and précis, he overlooked the innovations of his earlier works, which had found their own ways of avoiding authorial omniscience."

 - Leo Robson, "Doings and Undoings:?How great was the novelist Henry Green?", 17 October 2016 The New Yorker

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