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Parnassian (pahr-NAS-ee-uhn) adjective
Of or relating to poetry.
[From Latin Parnassius, of Parnassus, from Greek parnasios after Parnasos (Parnassus), a mountain in Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses.]
A member of a school of late 19th-century French poets whose work is characterized by detachment and emphasis on metrical form.
[From French parnassien after Le Parnasse contemporain, the group's first anthology of poetry (1866), from Parnasse, Parnassus, from Latin Parnassus, from Greek Parnasos.]
"We do West posthumous justice by acknowledging the plotless freak
as cinema's beautiful beginning and by categorizing West not as a
sex goddess but as a Parnassian personality whose splendors stop
narrative, on which movies continue, to their detriment, to rely."
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