Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hi,

Some of you writing or reading might find this dictionary useful:

A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z
Bernard Marie Dupriez, ‎Albert W. Halsall - 1991

Yeah, throw a peek in:-)

Monday, January 6, 2014

The right hyphenation

There's nothing better than the right hyphenation, I guess:

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"Oh, I suppose —" I made a suppositive gesture, which consisted of a slight outward motion of my lapel-grasping left hand, extending simultaneously the fore and index fingers but not releasing my lapel — the hand motion accompanied by quickly arched (and as quickly released) eyebrows, momentarily pursed lips, and an on-the-one-hand/on-the-other-hand rocking of the head.

The End of the Road by John Barth
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Great novel, by the way. And the 1970 movie is quite original too, while faithful to the main lines of the novel.