Tag Archives: Shakespeare

  1. Murders, Measuers, and MSG

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    March 31, 2020 by libroshombre

    Shakespeare wrote in “Titus Andronicus” that “Sorrow concealèd, like an oven stopped,/ Doth burn the heart to cinders where it …
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  2. Glisterning Glitter, Typos, and the Comma Queen

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    December 11, 2019 by libroshombre

    American author E.A. Bucchieneri spoke for all writers when she stated, “typos keep you humble.” Thirty-six years of my weekly …
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  3. Old Books, Old Librarians, and Literary Iceland

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    December 29, 2015 by libroshombre

    There’s much to commend about old books, beginning with the observation of Victorian critic John Ruskin, “All books are divisible …
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  4. Frustration, Anxiety, and Guff

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    October 19, 2015 by libroshombre

    “I was an accomplice in my own frustration,” the English playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer once wrote, and to some …
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  5. Aging Brains, de Montaigne, and Exquisite Pain

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    June 22, 2015 by libroshombre

    Some things do improve with age. In a psmag.com report by Nathan Collins last March, titled “Intellectual Abilities Don’t All …
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  6. Shakespeare’s Tongue, Dog Listeners, and Gregarious Cockroaches

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    February 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    David Crystal’s book, “Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language,” has been on my reading table lately. The section on …
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  7. Grammar Nazis, Word Power, and Shakespeare’s Library

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    May 8, 2014 by libroshombre

    Truly, I’m no grammar nazi. I’ve known real ones – some of my best friends are grammatical storm troopers – …
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