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    Eway is offline Senior Member
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    Default high-stakes museum-culture tables?

    From Seven Lies by James Lasdun:

    "...his pronouncements on the death of this or that time-honored medium of human creativity - sculpture, painting, drawing - rapidly establishing hism as a player at the high-stakes museum-culture tables of Western Europe."

    What is "a player at the high-stakes museum-culture tables"?
    What are "the high-stakes museum-culture tables"?

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    Default Re: high-stakes museum-culture tables?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    From Seven Lies by James Lasdun:

    "...his pronouncements on the death of this or that time-honored medium of human creativity - sculpture, painting, drawing - rapidly establishing him as a player at the high-stakes museum-culture tables of Western Europe."

    What is "a player at the high-stakes museum-culture tables"?
    What are "the high-stakes museum-culture tables"?
    a player at the high-stakes museum-culture tables

    Note the word "as" preceding the above phrase. This reveals that the phrase is a simile describing the person who is the subject of the writing.

    The phrase compares his action to that of a high stakes gambler. High stakes means that there is a lot of money involved. The tables are the gaming tables of a casino. But this is not a real casino, it is area of museums and culture in Western Europe.

    does this help you?

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    does this help you?
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    Yes, I understand what it's talking about now. Thank you very much.

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