Tag Archives: Shakespeare

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Hifalutin Dogberries and Abstract Nouns.

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    April 24, 2014 by libroshombre

    There’s a lot to be said for reading The Economist. Besides in-depth, authoritative reporting, its writers and editors employ richer …
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