(The work of art, the work of literature was, to his eyes, an absolute end [in itself]; it carried in itself its own reason of being, [and also] that of its creator, and perhaps indeed – never did he say this, but I suspect that he was convinced of it – that of the entire universe.)
—Simone de Beauvoir, Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée
Bashō: 閑さや岩にしみ入蝉の声 shizukasa ya iwa ni shimi-iru semi no koe stillness: the cry of cicadas seep into the rocks Is there any meaning to the fact that Bashō wrote shizukasa “tranquility, quietude, repose” with the character 閑 rather than the (possibly) more common 静 ? Let’s look at a typical “argument by kanji” explanation. There’s…
tion”>Fluorescent dyes for differential counts by flow cytometry: does histochemistry tell us much more than cell geometry? A bonafide, serious cytometry/histochemistry paper written in proper rhyme & meter, and sung by the author at the Symposium on Automation and Cytochemistry in 1977. More sample verses:
When cell suspensions we have fluorochromed are analyzed,
We find the variance of fluorescence minimized,
And mean fluorescence maximized, at equilibrium,
Though heterogeneous populations have confused us some.
They soon found on red acridine fluorescence served to tell
If cytoplasmic granules could be found within a cell,
And Adams and Kamentsky, using stronger laser light,
Were able to identify three kinds of leukocyte. (1)
The entire thing is like this :))
(He yawned: He had finished the day, and he had also finished with his youth. Various tried-and-true moralities had already discreetly offered him their services: disillusioned epicureanism, smiling tolerance, resignation, the spirit of sobriety, stoicism, anything which would permit him to savor, one minute at a time, like a connoisseur, a life of failure.)
—Sartre, L’âge de raison
R.A. Miller is better known for The Japanese Language, an indisputable classic of the field, and for his work on the Altaic hypothesis. However, I’ve never seen anyone draw attention to his academic reviews, the style and rhetoric of which I find to be highly entertaining (probably because I’m not the one being reviewed…). Consider…
—Kotrschal et al, Human and cat personalities: building the bond from both sides. in: Turner et al, The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behavior. Another correlation was that “neurotic”-type owners often held their cats, with the result that they get used to it. “Open”-type don’t typically initiate holding, but they do initiate mutual play.
1) rs = –0.363, α = 0.022; see article for details.
the time that one page will equal out to on screen.
Apparently people who evaluate scripts are used to estimating and comparing body text written in Courier 10 pitch (= 10 characters per inch = 12pt size). You could perhaps get away with using another 10-pitch slab-serif monospaced type, but it’s probably better to stick to the Courier-like, to avoid causing feelings of unfamiliarity… There’s even a free, modern Courier designed for this purpose.