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  1. Thread: Darkness at Noon

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    I agree with everything Empty said, and will only...

    I agree with everything Empty said, and will only try to entertain any fans who may still be reading (Danik? Is that you?) with another Jane Austen quote, this time from "Sense and Sensibility":
  2. Thread: Darkness at Noon

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    Oh no! I'm void! Horrors! Funny stuff, Empty....

    Oh no! I'm void! Horrors!

    Funny stuff, Empty. I will respond only by quoting Jane Austen, from Northanger Abbey. Catherine Morland is talking to Henry Tilney. Catherine speaks first:
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    Despite objecting to "Leghorn", in general I...

    Despite objecting to "Leghorn", in general I think different languages are free to use their own pronunciations and words. American who say, "May he co" or "Chee lay" seem affected. After all, we...
  4. Thread: Darkness at Noon

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    Good to see you posting at LitNet, Empty. I...

    Good to see you posting at LitNet, Empty. I generally read your posts, and sometimes even try (often unsuccessfully) to understand them.

    I have trouble understanding them because you use words in...
  5. Thread: Darkness at Noon

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    Darkness at Noon

    "Darkness at Noon" is ranked #8 on Modern Library's list of 100 greatest English novels. This is strange, because it was originally written in German. However, Arthur Koestler wrote the novel in...
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    I'm no Nabokov expert, but I think he WAS a...

    I'm no Nabokov expert, but I think he WAS a romantic, like Humbert and Kinbote, his most famous creations. He had a sense of humor about it, and a bit of modern cynicism. He also liked to show off...
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    Nabokov grew up speaking three languages at home:...

    Nabokov grew up speaking three languages at home: Russian, French, and English. He wrote elegantly in all three.

    He also lived in Berlin for 15 years during the 20s and 30s (his sister died in...
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    Nabokov in Oregon

    Vladimir Nabokov taught at Cornell for most of the 1950s. He lived in Ashland, Oregon (my current home state) briefly while he was finishing "Lolita" (1953) and chasing butterflies during his summer...
  9. Thread: Not Guilty!?

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    Tey (who is a mystery writer from 70 years ago,...

    Tey (who is a mystery writer from 70 years ago, not a historian) proposes that the Princes did NOT disappear under Richard's care. No mention of their disappearance is made until after the Battle of...
  10. Thread: Not Guilty!?

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    I remember reading about that (although I'd...

    I remember reading about that (although I'd forgotten until you mentioned it). Tey (in the person of her detective) thinks Richard was perhaps mildly deformed (especially compared to his handsome...
  11. Thread: Not Guilty!?

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    Not Guilty!?

    I recently listened to a audio book entitled "The Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey. Tey apparently writes mystery novels, and in this one her fictional detective (whose name I can't remember and...
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    I also saw "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood". I...

    I also saw "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood". I agree with Secret. It's very good -- probably Tarantino's best since "Kill Bill". Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are appropriately star-like;...
  13. I just read "Mrs. Dalloway". To be more precise,...

    I just read "Mrs. Dalloway". To be more precise, I listened to it while driving to the mountains. I liked it, but perhaps my enjoyment was enhanced because the reader was a refined-sounding Brit. ...
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    Thanks, Pompey. I was actually channeling Oscar...

    Thanks, Pompey. I was actually channeling Oscar Wilde instead of HCA (if anyone has never read Wilde's Christian children's stories like "The Selfish Giant" and "The Happy Prince", now's a good...
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    The Little Sparrow

    The Little Sparrow




    Once, a long time ago, a little sparrow decided to fly south for the winter. In the summer, the sparrow lived in a great forest in the North of Europe. During the days,...
  16. Thread: Do you write?

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    Like Charlie, I write stories for my family (I...

    Like Charlie, I write stories for my family (I have two grandsons, ages one and three). My grandsons also insist that I tell them stories constantly (I babysit them every week and my story ideas are...
  17. I am hardly "staggered" by anything Empty writes....

    I am hardly "staggered" by anything Empty writes. However, I am confused. Look at ES's first sentence:



    What (I wonder) does "I put them on account" mean? Why the awkward phrasing? Why...
  18. Of this we can be certain: Empty's aphorisms will...

    Of this we can be certain: Empty's aphorisms will not be "cursory". I wonder, though, if "resignation" can be "draconic"? The two words seem incompatible. Also, why "a good share of" draconic...
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    I love to travel -- for one thing, it's necessary...

    I love to travel -- for one thing, it's necessary for my hobby of mountaineering. I just got back from two weeks in Colorado, I've been to Yosemite already this spring, I'm going to the Sierras...
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    I love sports. I played ice hockey in college,...

    I love sports. I played ice hockey in college, and played every major American sport (soccer, softball, basketball, football (flag), lacrosse, racket ball, tennis, golf, etc) as an adult. I've...
  21. On a brighter note, I'll bet little Pompey made a...

    On a brighter note, I'll bet little Pompey made a very cute Banquo.
  22. My point is that of course we hope our schools do...

    My point is that of course we hope our schools do as good a job as possible at teaching children. The goal is not in question; the means of attaining it are. I doubt that making college admission...
  23. How is rejecting kids for admission to college...

    How is rejecting kids for admission to college going to improve their "basic reading or writing skills"? That seems counter-intuitive. Surely admitting students to college is more likely to have...
  24. A well educated public is ideal. Most educators...

    A well educated public is ideal. Most educators I know take their "duty" seriously, but there are no simple, sure-fire methods that work for everyone.

    I recently read Tara Westover's...
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    Anna Nicole Smith. The couple had 14 blissful...

    Anna Nicole Smith. The couple had 14 blissful months before Anna's husband died, and she inherited $400 mil, or something like that.
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