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    Which post was that? I have posted a number of posts re Maupassant and don't remember the last one. However, Bel Ami is certainly his finest novel but Une Vie,( in English 'A Woman's Life,') is also riveting reading. The other novels do not match up but are still worth reading if only to follow Maupassant's development as a writer.
    The short stories are, like all short stories, variable. Nevertheless there are some marvellous examples of the genre to be found, particularly ' A Piece of String.'
  2. Would you like to translate French poems with me? I just asked Nick Capozzoli if he is interested in. My French man do not mind clarifying some parts I am not sure of, but he would not sit down to translate with me. He said, when he read a French poem, English stops. I guess he is right, but I am learning French. Until I master French, I think translating French poems would be fun and a good learning tool. We could choose other poems of Baudelaire.
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    Hi Neely how did you do at uni this year. Was it your final year.
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    Hey there Neely,

    Thanks for accepting my invite. I've always enjoyed your posts here. They are thoughtful, honest, and direct.

    Good Hunting!
  5. Impressive post in the 'Romanticism and Imagination' thread.
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    Hi Neely I just knew you would answer the question on Romanticism. I thought about posting a reply yesterday as I am covering it this semester but, I could not get my head around how too, my thoughts were all over the place. Your comments were really interesting and helped me understand it a little better.
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    The plan is to take it further - I'm currently up to my neck in MA application procedures, amongst other things!
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    Hello! Always nice to know someone's listening! Ah yes, the Old Norse stuff is more than a little obscure, but can basically be boiled down into poetry (Eddaic and skaldic) and sagas (but of varying length). Although I love them all, I have to say that the Eddaic poetry is probably my favourite, particularly powerful and vivid poems like 'Voluspa' or (unsurprisingly) witty poems like 'Lokasenna'. I'm also heavily into Anglo-Saxon texts. That said, I'm also into the mainstream, later stuff - I love Chaucer, and am currently reading some Middle English hagiographies (good fun!). What about yourself? I notice you're located in Sheffield - I'm currently (though not for much longer) in Leeds!
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    yes I am - it's interesting to see the degrees of difference between different countries' ideas of education.
    Seven years?! For a bachelors? Wow, that's impressive. What's (I always feel awkward asking this question as I was unaware it was a question until I realized how broad English was ) your career choice?
    I'm finishing my last year of high school before attending college in fall, for my BA in literature, too . I hope to teach at a university level, in time.

    By the way, I read your "In Defense of Canon" thread and found it very interesting. Although lightly familiar with the idea of canons, I'd previously come up with a long list of authors that I intended to read not necessarily because they were canon but because they cropped up a whole lot in my reading and I'm dying of curiousity .
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