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Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction : Flannery O'Connor

“Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. 157 more words

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Fellow, I Know Thee : An Insult Clinic : King Lear

King Lear Act II Scene II

Fellow, I know thee.

What dost thou know me for?

A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a… 219 more words

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Russel Brand : Scuba Diving

I have had the privilege of scuba diving. I did it once on holiday, and I’m aware that it’s one of those subjects that people can get pretty boring and sincere about, and sincerity, for we British, is no state in which to dwell, so I’ll be brief. 88 more words

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How All Morals Work : Jesse Ball

“A dog would lie and tell you that it has not been petted yet on a given day no matter how many times you were to pet it. 70 more words

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7 Tips for Writing Fiction : Ernest Hemingway

Shamelessly stolen from Open Culture.

1. Write One True Sentence

“Sometimes when I was starting a new story and I could not get it going, I would sit in front of the fire and squeeze the peel of the little oranges into the edge of the flame and watch the sputter of blue that they made. 733 more words

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Guns : J.E.B. Stuart

Kit Carson Holliday: “Oh, Jeb, what does pride got to do with guns?”

JEB Stuart: “Kit, the two things kind of come together down South. You can’t pry them apart. 8 more words

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