This understanding of modernity has also informed recent studies on modern Arabic literature such as the books The Arabic Postcolonial Novel by Muhsin al-Musawi and Arabic Literature. It does not look at Arab modernity through a genealogic perspective, but understands it as the result of transformations taking place at different levels: What is specifically modern in the Arabic literary production of the nineteenth and twentieth century?
I have all the inside dope. What a phiz the bloke has! We had a long confab with the gink. Take a squint at the girl with the specs. Goodnight, how she claws the ivory!
Nix on the rough stuff. And there I got pinched by a cop for parking my Tin Lizzie. Wordiness As a precaution against tameness you should cultivate spontaneity and daring. As a precaution against slovenliness you should cultivate freshness and accuracy.
But to display spontaneity, daring, freshness, accuracy you must have or acquire a large stock, a wide range, of words. Now this possession, like any other, brings with it temptation. If we have words, we like to use them. Nor do we wait for an indulgence in this luxury until we have consciously set to work to amass a vocabulary.
Verbosity is, in truth, the besetting linguistic sin.
Most people are lavish with words, as most people are lavish with money. This is not to say that in the currency of language they are rich. The degree of our thrift, not the amount of our income or resources, is what marks us as being or not being verbal spendthrifts. The frugal manager buys his ideas at exactly the purchase price.
He does not expend a twenty-dollar bill for a box of matches. Have words by all means, the more of them the better, but use them temperately, sparingly.
Do not think that a passage to be admirable must be studded with ostentatious terms. They have, they are, finality. What could glittering phraseology add to them?
Nothing; it could only mar them. Yet Lincoln and the Scriptural writers were not afraid to use big words when occasion required. What they sought was to make their speech adequate without carrying a superfluous syllable. Thus Shakespeare has Kent, who has been rebuked for his bluntness, indulge in a grandiloquent outburst:poetry and court precedent to justify their time spent in a “temporary palace.” This paper analyses Yoshimoto’s account of the chaotic experience of maintaining a makeshift court in the backwaters, and shows how the text works to invest even a marginal space with historical precedent for imperial authority.
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Observaciones acerca del sentimiento de lo bello y de lo sublime. [Spanish] Edited and translated by Luis Jiménez Moreno. Fredric Jameson, in an essay first published in in called Diva the first French postmodernist film, dissecting its combination of the old and the new.
This chapter [of French Cinema in the s ] will be concerned with that combination. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers & Technology Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Radio Programs. Librivox Free Audiobook.
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