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    as enigmatic and as luny as

    Could you please help me with the meaning of this sentence?


    The nature of Bartlebys refutation, it would appear to be as enigmatic and as luny as, is often approached in the same manner.



    I cannot fully understand the part as enigmatic and as luny as it would appear to be. Can you pleae rewrite it for me. Thank you.

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    Re: as enigmatic and as luny as

    Who wrote that?

    Are you sure it isn't 'loony' ('insane')?

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    Re: as enigmatic and as luny as

    I am not a teacher.

    It appears to be taken from a paper written by Stephen Marowitz, Lynchburg College on 'Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street' by Herman Melville, the 19th century American novelist.

    I think "luny" is deliberately written like this, and it does mean loony.

    I am not familiar with the book, but it does sound quite intriguing.

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    Re: as enigmatic and as luny as

    Quote Originally Posted by bart-leby View Post
    Could you please help me with the meaning of this sentence?


    The nature of Bartlebys refutation, it would appear to be as enigmatic and as luny as, is often approached in the same manner.



    I cannot fully understand the part as enigmatic and as luny as it would appear to be. Can you pleae rewrite it for me. Thank you.
    Well, the words enigmatic and luny don't seem to me to go together. However, additional context might help me understand that sentence.

    (The word luny is an alternative spelling of loony.)


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