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Richard Hoggart – The Uses of Literacy

Last year, quite a few people asked what I’d add to the Great Ideas series if I had the chance. One of the books I kept mentioning to people was… 1,199 more words

Twentieth Century

living to tell the tale (travels in Colombia with Gabriel García Márquez)

“I traveled to Barranquilla by highway very early the next day to take the flight to Paris at two in the afternoon. In the bus terminal in Cartagena I ran in to Lácides, the unforgettable porter at The Skyscraper, whom I had not seen since that time.

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Another note on point of view and narrative mode

“[H]andling point of view is much more than a matter of picking a person or a narrative technique and sticking with it; rather, it involves carefully manipulating the distance between narrator and character, moving closer one minute, then farther away the next, so as to achieve the desired response from the reader.” 46 more words



  • Shalamov thought it was impossibly hard to describe the loss of language people undergo in a labor camp without using the language he’d since regained. Sarah J.
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