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snobbish vs. refined

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”


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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