Posts Tagged ‘literature’

Journalism as Literature (Ronald R. Rodgers’ s blog)

27 March 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

ronald r rodgers

I am a follower of Ronald R. Rodgers

See the picture on the right side column

of efnotebloc

His blog is here:

https://tinyurl.com/utfta76

the struggle for the soiudl

The cover of The Struggle for the Soul

of Journalism (R. R. Rodgers)

[on my books to read list]

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The text below is one Rodgers offers in his website

JOURNALISM AS LITERATURE 

On this occasion Richard Gilbert writes about

top 10 essays of all time:

http://richardgilbert.me/my-top-10-essays-of-all-time/

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Oxford Dictionary of literary terms (Chris Baldick)

12 March 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Literature

smells

like

a

woman

I am a dictionary fan. I couldn’t imagine there were dictionaries devoted to literature like this I have in my library. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms means a lot to me. It is an excellent companion.

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PhD.-sophomore

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Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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Online reading (manybooks dot net)+ [EXTRA]: Smithsonian magazine, English online at

15 February 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, dir. David Fincher, 2009]

Extract

“Well,” gasped Mr Button, “which is mine?”

“There!” said the nurse.

READ BOOKS ONLINE

manybooks dot net

https://manybooks.net/book/141292/read#epubcfi(/6/6[html10]!/4/72/1:0)

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Website ONLINE READING:

https://manybooks.net/categories

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EXTRA: 

extract:

NINE WOMEN WHOSE REMARKABLE LIVES DESERVE THE BIOPIC TREATMENT
From Renaissance artists to aviation pioneers, suffragists and scientists, these women led lives destined for the silver screen

BY LILA THULIN , MEILAN SOLLY
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 7, 2020
This year’s roster of Academy Award nominees is much like those of previous decades: predominantly male and white. Of the 20 men and women nominated for acting awards, only one—Harriet’s Cynthia Erivo—is a person of color. And despite strong offerings from the likes of Greta Gerwig, Lulu Wang and Lorene Scafaria, the list of Best Director contenders is all-male for the second year in a row.

The movies set to be honored at this weekend’s ceremony fare no better in the diversity department. 1917, widely predicted to win Best Picture, has just one female character. Anna Paquin says a single line in the more than three-and-a-half hour The Irishman, while Margot Robbie, who plays actress Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, is seen more often than heard. Because these and similarly biographical films take place in the past, which is assumed to be “overwhelmingly white and male” in and of itself, points out Aisha Harris for the New York Times, filmmakers have a ready excuse for centering their narratives on white men.

Hollywood creatives certainly have the artistic license to continue elevating stories dominated by white men, but as Harris writes, “[L]et’s not pretend that this isn’t also a choice—a choice dictated not by the past, but by an erroneous (and perhaps unconscious) belief that white men have done the most and lived the most interesting lives of us all.”

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/nine-women-who-deserve-biopic-treatment-2020s-180974141/

Website Smithsonian magazine: 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com

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extract:

Amazon Celebrates 25th Birthday

“Amazon, the largest internet company in the world , is celebrating its 25th birthday. It was founded by Jeff Bezos on June 5, 1994 in a garage in Seattle . At the beginning Amazon was an online bookstore. In the past 2 years it has become the largest retail company in the world and dominated the world of online commerce.

Amazon has changed the way people shop. It expanded, from selling only books to offering CDs, software and a wide range of household appliances and smart devices. There are few things you can’t buy on Amazon. It has also become a marketplace where other companies can sell their products.

In 2018 Amazon became the largest online sales company in the world, selling over 500 billion dollars’ worth of products worldwide. It has 600,000 employees and is worth almost 1 trillion dollars, second only to Apple. CEO Jeff Bezos is known to be the richest person on earth.”

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EYE!. Every text includes a glossary

Words
account = here : to be part of something
accuse of = to say that someone is guilty of doing something wrong
assistant = someone who helps you do things
automated = when machines and computers do things instead of people
celebrate = here: to show that this is a special day and do something special on it
CEO = chief executive officer = the boss of a company
checkout desk = place where you pay for the things you buy in a store
commerce = trade; the buying and selling of products
complain = to say that you are not happy about something and would like it to be changed
deliver = bring products to a customer
dominate = control, lead, to be the best
drone = object that can fly without a pilot
employee = person who works in a company
enormous = strong
expand = to become bigger
experience = face, deal with, go through
found – founded = to start a company

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https://www.english-online.at/news-articles/business-economy/amazon-celebrates-25th-birthday.htm

Website ENGLISHONLINE at

https://www.english-online.at/index.htm

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“Latin words and phrases every man should know” by Brett & Kate McKay

19 January 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Mark Reay, photographer and model]

 

Excerpt:

Latin words and phrases every man should know

Brett & Kate McKay

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?

They all were proficient in Latin.

From the Middle Ages until about the middle of the 20th century, Latin was a central part of a man’s schooling in the West. Along with logic and rhetoric, grammar (as Latin was then known) was included as part of the Trivium – the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education. From Latin, all scholarship flowed and it was truly the gateway to the life of the mind, as the bulk of scientific, religious, legal, and philosophical literature was written in the language until about the 16th century. To immerse oneself in classical and humanistic studies, Latin was a must.” (…)

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/latin-words-and-phrases-every-man-should-know/

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Latin words (McKay)

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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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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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Always search for context

16 July 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

Always

Search

4

Context

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

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see card (@canva)

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

10 June 2019

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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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