The author's attitude toward Roger Abraham's book can best be described as one of

Ryan on September 29, 2019

Why is B correct? Why is E incorrect?


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Irina on September 29, 2019


The author discusses Abraham's book in the context of scholarly works about women folk artists, calling it "another notable work," these phrase suggests a positive attitude toward the book, which is inconsistent with (E) trenchant criticism. Trenchant is defined as sharp or vigorous. Nowhere in the text does the author is critical of the Abraham's book. The author qualifies his overall approval of the book, however, noting that "unfortunately, the study contains little repertoire analysis," leading us to describe his overall assessment as "qualified admiration" as (B) correctly states.

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on October 26 at 03:22AM

Thank you for your explanation. However, why is it not ambivalence (which in my understanding is conflicted feelings). As shown that author does state that it is notable work but it does not contain repertoire analysis? Thank you