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The curious thing is how differently literary influence plays out when you are transferring to another language. In the same language, influence can look dangerously like imitation. But transferring Natalia Ginzburg into my English world, linguistic and cultural, made something new happen.
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Agreed. Makes me more aware of everyone's mortality.
One of the oddly touching responses to the deaths of celebrities in the era of social media is how fans check in on their surviving idols. In agony over their lost heroes — I didn’t know Alan Rickman was sick! What, David Bowie had cancer? — they take the opportunity to thank beloved entertainers while they can. One of my favorite statements to this effect came from writer Jenny Lawson after Alan Rickman died in January: “Lock your doors and l...
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Commas matter!
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I've not heard of a couple of these...
Wisconsin's largest city is brewing a lot more than beer.
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+Karen Conlin I hadn't heard of it until recently when John McGivern covered it on his PBS show. Looks beautiful!
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Interesting
The toy was popular, but researchers wonder if it affected children's brains.
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If you've watched Saturday Night Live's "Fond du Lac Action News" newscast, you might have heard a semi-familiar accent. And while parts of the dialect
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These all make sense to me!
When I started thinking about this piece, I thought about it as just a list of my (many!) seemingly arbitrary rules for reading. Once I got started, though, I discovered that those rules actually tell
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Great read!
After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.
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Quite entertaining!
Daily Accounts of the Muggle and Half-Blood IT team at Hogwarts Read in Order About
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I love this idea!
In Brussels, Brad Bigelow, a former I.T. adviser for the U.S. Air Force, has made a hobby of rescuing neglected books and writers from obscurity. Credit Illustration by Boyoun Kim
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Situated in the middle of the Mojave desert, over a dozen miles from the nearest pavement, a lone phone booth sat along a dirt road, just waiting to become an international sensation. Godfrey (“Doc”) Daniels read about this booth in a brief letter to a zine editor, which contained its phone number (760-733-9969) and little else. He didn’t
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Reader, writer, and grammar and language aficionado. "Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of style." -Jonathan Swift
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Especially interested in reader, writer, and digital media topics. I am still trying to determine my digital self.
 
"Let grammar, punctuation, and spelling into your life! Even the most energetic and wonderful mess has to be turned into sentences." ~ Terry Pratchett
 
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. - Enrique Jardiel Poncela
 
“I quote others only to better express myself.”― Michel de Montaigne
 
“Thalberg: Life and Legend,” authored by Bob Thomas: “At times Irving Thalberg seemed to hate his very dependence on writers and his frustration that he could not perform their functions. During one heated script session, he said almost contemptuously, ‘What’s all this business about being a writer? It’s just putting one word after another.’ Lenore Coffee (a screenwriter) corrected him: ‘Pardon me, Mr. Thalberg; it’s putting one right word after another.’”
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