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Almost every great author has a very distinct way of writing. Take Charles Dickens for example, how beautifully he used the finest words to tell a story, whereas Mark Twain largely used everyday language and local dialects of his time. Hemingway, unadorned, direct, yet refined. The Brontë sisters, use of language and art of writingContinue reading “snobbish vs. refined”
“If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is dueContinue reading “Hemingway and the iceberg (again)”
I well remember, when I had to read one or two of those compulsory books each term of my time in primary school, which I really hated at that time. It was only much later that I started reading books again, first to learn English language and then out of pure pleasure. At the beginningContinue reading “Bildungsroman”
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