I asked an astute hockey observer about the player, whom even a casual looker-on like me recognizes as a skilled player, himself dogged by clutchers and grabbers.
It appears to me, indeed, that, while an air of artificiality is lent to a tale of complex and sophisticated people which the novelist causes to be guessed at and interpreted by any mere looker-on , there need be no such drawback if the looker-on is sophisticated, and the people he interprets are simple.
In A Really Good Brown Girl, the presence of lookers-on , scrutinizing, judging, labelling, is constant.
The display of lighting may not have been to the taste of some modern lookers-on , but it was certainly in keeping with the taste of the original medieval architects.
The truly native products of whiskey and stout were also represented, drawing a faint cheer from the lookers-on .
But the aspect of his appearance on this particular morning that most interested the lookers-on was not the coat, but rather the glint of gold that caught the light on his breast.
Now, I would expect that these lookers-on pay their taxes on time, mow their lawns, put out the garbage, and obey the law.
But, as local art students and lookers-on alike asked, did these free thinking experiments beyond the studio space constitute art?
They operated so close to the lookers-on , we responded viscerally to their feats.