Posts Tagged ‘literature’

Focus On Reading (schedule) + EXTRA

16 September 2019

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E. Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo (A. Dumas)

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Focus On Reading 

 SCHEDULE

1/Literature pieces:Pynchon, Bioy Casares, Flannery O´Connor, Mallarmé, Paul Éluard, Rafael Cadenas, John Donne, Ray Bradbury

2/New Journalism pieces:Plimpton, Sack, Reed, Breslin, McGinniss, Didion, Capote

3/Criticism:Raymond Williams, Roland Barthes, Terry Eagleton

4/Handbooks of English literature:Dobson, Whitla, Daiches

5/Handbooks of American literature:Jack Salzman, Paul Lauter, Richard Gray

6/Books on Journalism: Kovach, Liebling, McLuhan, Freedman, Rosenblum

7/Manuals on style:Theodore Berstein, Strunk,  William Zinsser, Steven Pinker, Ann Handley, Ray Bradbury, William Safire

 

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E.Fouz.-

16.09.2019

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#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/y4xu643m

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EXTRA:

26 of the best books on writing

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The 50 Best Books for Journalism Students

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Literature Studies: Capote (personal routines & schedules)+ (EXTRA) Refl.

27 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Truman Capote, writer]

NOTA BENE: personal routines

1/ get into the habit of watching the news (euronews, BBC)

2/ get used to listening to one or two podcasts every day

3/ use dictionaries (OED) & literature dictionaries (Oxford, Routledge)

4/ read poetry (bilingual and monolingual editions)

5/ read 2 pieces of New Journalism every month

6/ read at least 1 handbook either on literature or journalism

7/ read an extra piece of criticism or any diverse, tangential text

 

tentative schedule 

January 2019

read a minimum of 20 / 30 pages a day

read handbooks everyday

read articles on New Journalism and Literary Journalism daily

_ 2 or 3 pieces a week (e.g: Sinatra has a cold, Gay Talese)

_revise mails weekly

-read 2/3 documents a week

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specific objectives:

read NYC by Mike Berger

read The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Tom Wolfe

study WALKER, M. The History of American Literature

study BOYNTON, R. The New New Journalism

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research online

GOOGLE, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, REFERENCES,

Univ Neb., Internet Archive – weekly

have a look at handbooks – daily

read extras: McLuhan, N. Frye, Sims, etc –weekly

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list of readings:

Mike Berger, NYC

Norman Mailer, The Armies Of The Night

Norman Mailer, Superman Comes To The Supermarket

Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Stremline Baby

Michael Herr, Dispatches

Gay Talese, The Gay Talese Reader. Portraits and Encounters

Gay Talese, A Serendipiter´s Journey (Harper, 1961)

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example from Word Reference Online Dictionary

Mark always notes down all his appointments on his planner (agenda)

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E.F.-16.12.18 (Sunday)

 

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#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyt5gnzt

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#PDF G-Drive

Reflections on being a student

https://tinyurl.com/y4gzu4o5

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7 musts in the learning of a foreign language

27 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Which are the things you should learn in a foreign language?

 

First, I think I should learn the alphabet and vocabulary, that is to say, words from the new language and of course, their meanings. I should know how to say every word, how to pronounce them. This part has to do with phonetics. Whenever I learn a new word I feel the urgency to know how to write it (spelling, written language)

Second,grammar. What are the rules in that language. Why do we say or write “I do not like her” instead of saying  **“”I not like her”, for example. Being able to create my own messages following the rules of grammar. These rules include exceptions.

Third, I would like to learn functional language as well, I mean, practical and formulaic sentences to ask someone his name or his age as in “What is your name?” or “How old are you?”. There are plenty of singular expressions which belong to formulaic language such as idioms, slang, abbreviations or false friends, among many others.

Fourth, I would appreciate to know about syntax (order and relationships of elements in the discourse).

Fifth, I´d love to be an independent reader of literature and a good radio listener as well to work fluency in the foreign language besides the pleasure of reading inherent to a man of letters like me.

Sixth, being curious about culture (tradition, customs, people, geography, etcetera)

Seventh, practise language through the well-know four basic skills: reading, listening, writing, reading

 

 

 

Eugenio Fouz.-

27.7.2019

METHOD

 

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#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y2zk53ho

Always search for context

16 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

Always

Search

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Context

(biography, history, readings, family, geography, writings)

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see card (@canva)

#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y5whn5rc

“The Ugly Duckling” (Hans Christian Andersen) + [EXTRA]

10 June 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

The Ugly Duckling tells the story of an exile.

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#PDF G-Drive 

English version (Gutenberg.org; @gutenberg_org

https://tinyurl.com/y69l7s7r

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The Ugly Duckling.

Literature Studies.

The 7 papers

https://tinyurl.com/y59xvzxq

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“A Clockwork Orange” (Anthony Burgess)

2 June 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[A Clockwork Orange, Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1971]

I have been reading English Literature, a handbook written by Anthony Burgess. I liked it so much that I wanted to read something else. Then, I tried the difficult novel A Clockwork Orange. I had seen the film on TV (Stanley Kubrick, 1971 ) which I hated. I insist on this point: the novel is a nightmare of violence and cruelty. Despite the horrible story inside the novel, I thought I had to try it. I started reading the novel to discover a kind of teenager´s jargon, the nasdat. It seemed impossible to understand a word unless you had the appropriate glossary of the new language. I found out the one provided by Sparknotes.com. I could enjoy the reading of it. This language is hybrid, that is, a mixture of Russian, the funny rhyming Cockney slang and Burgess´ s imagination.

By the way, I read the novel in a kindle book. 

 

Have a look at the glossary prepared by SparkNotes.com

(available on the net) here

#PDF G-Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y5l7verx

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Good reads (Universal Literature) by Liniers

16 April 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Liniers, artist (@porliniers on Twitter)

Have a look at these good reads, @goodreads!

H. D (Poem 13) from THE WALLS DO NOT FALL

3 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Doolittle, Hilda Trilogía (bilingual edition).

THE WALLS DO NOT FALL (Lumen) Trad. Natalia Carbajosa

Poem 13

 

The Presence was spectrum-blue,

ultimate blue ray

 

rare as radium, as healing;

my own self, wrapped round me,

 

was shroud (I speak of myself individually

but I was surrounded by companions

 

in this mystery);

do you wonder we are proud,

 

aloof,

indifferent to your good and evil?

 

peril, strangely encountered, strangely endured,

marks us;

 

we know each other

by secret symbols,

 

though, remote, speechless,

we pass each other on the pavement,

 

at the turn of the stair;

though no word pass between us,

 

there is subtle appraisement;

even if we snarl a brief greeting

 

or do not speak at all,

we know our Name,

 

we nameless initiates,

born of one mother,

 

companions

of the flame

 

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Criticism on H. D:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/h-d

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“Read a thousand books” … (Virginia Woolf)

12 January 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Edward Hopper, Nighthawks]

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Quote: 

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How to read more books:

1/ Kaye Lean Ramos

https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-read-and-enjoy-more-books-in-less-time-and-still-have-a-life-e313f1868214

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2/ Elizabeth Entenman

https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/how-to-read-more-books

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/y9dso3mu

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3/ Kevan Lee

https://open.buffer.com/how-to-read-more-and-remember-it-all/

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4/ Andrew Medal

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275880

13 tricks #PDF

13 tricks

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5/ James Clear

https://www.quora.com/What-are-good-ways-to-read-more-and-how-can-I-read-more-effectively

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6/ Yong Kahg Chan

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/15-ways-help-you-read-more.html

 

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“The Waitress”, William Carlos Williams

24 November 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

I am not very keen on anthology books, however on this occasion I ´ve got this bilingual anthology with a selection of William Carlos Williams´s poetry. I was hit by the one under the title “The Waitress“.

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Poems (1922-1928)

William Carlos Williams

The Waitress

 

No wit (and none needed) but

the silence if her ways, grey eyes in

a depth of black lashes-

                        The eyes look and the look falls

 

     There is no way, no way. So close

one may feel the warmth of the cheek and yet there is

no way.

 

      The benefits of poverty are a roughened skin

of the hands, the broken

knuckles, the stained wrist

 

                             Serious. Not as the others.

 All the rest are liars, all but you.

                                                                      Wait on us.

             Wait on us, the hair held back practically

       by a net, close behind the ears, at the sides of

             the head. But the eyes-

             but the mouth, lightly

                                                 (quickly)

                                              touched with rouge.

 

The black dress makes the hair dark, strangely

enough, and the white dress makes it light.

 

There is a mole under the jaw, low under

the right ear-

 

And what arms!

 

The glassruby ring

on the fourth finger of the left hand.

 

-and the movements

under the scant dress as the weight of the tray

makes the hips shift forward slightly in lifting

and beginning to walk-

 

The Nominating Committee presents the

resolutions, etc. etc. etc. All those

in favor signify by saying, Aye. Contrariminded,

No.

Carried.

                      And aye, and aye, and aye!

                                   And the way the bell-hop runs downstairs:

                                    ta tuck a

                                        ta tuck a

                                             ta tuck a

                                                  ta tuck a

                                                       ta tuck a

 

and the gulls in the open window screaming over

              the slow break of the cold waves-

 

O unlit candle with the soft white

plume, Sunbeam Finest Safety Matches all

together on a little box-

 

And the reflections of both in

the mirror and the reflection of the hand, writing

                                  writing-

                                  Speak to me of her!

 

              -and nobody else and nothing else

in the whole city, not an electric sign of shifting

colors, fourfoot daisies and acanthus fronds going

from red to orange, green to blue-forty feet

                                                              across-

 

                                                         Wait on us, wait

                              on us with your momentary beauty to be enjoyed

                              by none of us. Neither by you, certainly,

                                                                                nor by me.”

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See, download and print the poem here:

https://tinyurl.com/yblfxokw

or try to borrow the book from the library as I did a week ago

[Public Library, Av Rey Juan Carlos I, 17.- Murcia; @brmu]

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