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Daily Archive for May 12th, 2011

43 literary terms you should know

From The Centered Librarian—an enjoyable read. I’m familiar with several of these, but wouldn’t want to sound as pompous as I would sound by using most of them. I mean, mouthing Tranche de vie just wouldn’t be me. I liked #42, except I cannot see myself ever using the word “metaedutainment,” which should be meta edutainment [...]

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Demographics & Old Age

The essay Old Age Wasted On the Old, by John Derbyshire, begins by mentioning “Mr. Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay of Nepal, who shuffled off this mortal coil on Monday afternoon at age 82. Mr. Upadhyay was at 18,700 feet above sea level when he turned in his lunch pail, most of the way up Mount Everest. He [...]

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100 Best Opening Lines From Books

This list of “literature’s finest first words” (Hat tip: The Centered Librarian) is different, in part, from the list I posted last December, found at american book review. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Subscribe to [...]

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