Example sentences for: alain

How can you use “alain” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The theme of this show, and of the book that accompanies it by the Harvard art historian Yve-Alain Bois, is that the two masters of modern painting were playing a kind of chess game all their lives.

  • These lyrics have been composed by a committee consisting of, in the French original, Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with the addition, for the English version, of Herbert Kretzmer, aided by James Fenton--this last person being a first-rate poet and arts critic, well known to readers of the New York Review of Books . From this assemblage has come more lyrics than you would think possible in an evening's entertainment--wordy rhyming couplets pouring outward from the stage in a ceaseless gush, until you feel you have been drenched (as you will see, if you click ).

  • The novel's Ripley (and the Ripley of René Clément's 1960 Purple Noon , Alain Delon) isn't so palpably out of his depth.

  • Though less original and not as fully realized, these books reminded me of a pair of recent literary appreciations: Hermione Lee's mammoth biography of Virginia Woolf, and Alain de Botton's idiosyncratic, obsessive How Proust Can Change Your Life . All four books share a playful disregard for the rules that usually govern high-minded "intellectual" biographies.

  • (His urinal in the gents at Pharmacy,which he owns, a vitrine stuffed with detritus, is a masterpiece of interior décor with attitude .) He is, for sure, the leader of the YBA pack, even if he has been surpassed in sheer nastiness by his colleagues, the Chapman twins, Sarah Lucas, Alain Miller.


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