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Every animal, after coition, is sad.

From Joseph T. Shipley’s The Origin of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. I’ve found the book indispensable for years now—its discursiveness is a lunatic joy to get lost in. 22 more words


Marriage: What is it anyways?

Not all of Chaucer’s narrators describe marriage using the same terms or language. The nuances in these descriptions allow us to begin framing the power struggle evident between all of the husbands and wives in these tales. 561 more words


Marriage, Nobility, and Sovereignty

In The Franklin’s Tale, The Clerk’s Tale, The Merchant’s Tale, and The Wife of Bath’s Tale Chaucer uses his narrators and their social voices to scrutinize the contract of marriage. 238 more words


Unconventional Essay Writing

For the next few posts my blogging is going to be dedicated to an academic endeavor. I will be writing an essay here! That’s right, on this page, on the internet I am going to post… 107 more words

Modern Tomfoolery

Report: English professor's farts becoming increasingly smellier

DALLAS – Unsure if it’s because of something she ate or merely the stench of old age, SMU English professor, Martha Whittlesey confirmed Friday that the odor of her farts has been steadily gaining strength at a rate doctors tell her is typically only seen in dogs. 369 more words


Pilgrim out of town: Chaucer’s Modern Echoes

by Gail Ashton

St. Pancras, Gray’s Inn Road, to Holborn… Holborn viaduct with its knight flanked by two dragons guarding one of the old city gates…on to Cheapside, Poultry, Bankside…and there ahead London Bridge streaming with traffic and people: to the left, upriver, Tower Bridge, to the right St. 677 more words

"Fiorirà l'aspidistra" romanzo di George Orwell

Un vento rigido nemico.
Si avvertiva una nota minacciosa ad ogni sua raffica; il primo ringhio dell’ira invernale.
Due versi d’una poesia agitavano nello sforzo di nascere la mente di Gordon. 138 more words