Posts Tagged ‘literature’

vademecum: Sawyer, Clark, Truss, O´Conner and Randall

31 August 2021

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1/ RANDALL, David. The Universal Journalist. London: Pluto Press, 2007

2/ CLARK, Roy Peter. The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing. Boston: Little Brown, 2016

3/ TRUSS, Lynn. EATS SHOOTS & LEAVES: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. London: Profile Books, 2003

4/ O´CONNER, Patricia T. Woe is I. The Grammarphobe´s Guide to Better English in Plain English. New York: Riverhead Books, 2019. 4th edition.

5/ SAWYER, Robert Keith. Explaining Creativity. The Science of Human Innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006


E. Fouz.-31.8.2021
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Antigua Roma: línea temporal (lista) / 30 books / extras

22 July 2021

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timeline roma

Seguir leyendo:



30 bks 




The Sun shares this video on Twitter

Tweet by @TheSun, Jul20, 2021


Use some other word instead of BUT

instead of BUT




Me, myself, things I like, my schedule

7 July 2021

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I like, among many others, these things: 

Spanish language, the movies, music, literature, blogging, voices, dogs, pedagogy, semantics, grammar, solitude, ambiguity, painting, oxymora, dictionaries, trees, mail, handwriting, walking, radio, hyperbatons, travelling, taking photos, photography, teaching, journalism, diaries, ball pens, books, pencils, blocs, podcasts, learning, style in writing, newspapers, fashion, Latin, puns, slow jogging, beaches, museums, jazz, poetry, English language, social media, communication, wine, flowers, literature, dictionaries, birds, women


Horario habitual (my schedule)

yes plan





The Art of -X-Roy- Reading, Roy Peter Clark

22 May 2021

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One of the recent read books I fancied reading, 

The Art of X-Ray Reading, ROY PETER CLARK

Little, Brown Spark, 2016

(ebook version) 



original page on @goodreads 




Joseph Brodsky ´s reading list

6 January 2021

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“Russian poet and Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky immediately rose to the highest academic echelon when he arrived in America in 1972. By all accounts, the autodidact held his classes to a high standard, frequently dismissing any student arguments about literary greatness unless they centered on Milosz, Lowell, or Auden.

Monica Partridge, a former student in his class, told Open Culture, “I took a poetry class with [Joseph Brodsky] at Mount Holyoke College my freshman year… It was all 19th [century] Russian poetry, and he would give us four pages of poems to memorize overnight. We would have to come in the next [morning] and transcribe the poems we had memorized. Very Russian.”

No less impressive was the list of books that Brodsky distributed to Partridge’s class.

1. Bhagavad Gita
2. Mahabharata
3. Gilgamesh
4. The Old Testament
5. Homer: Iliad, Odyssey
6. Herodotus: Histories
7. Sophocles: Plays
8. Aeschylus: Plays
9. Euripides: Plays (Hippolytus, The Bachantes, Electra, The Phoenician Women)
10. Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War
11. Plato: Dialogues
12. Aristotle: Poetics, Physics, Ethics, De Anima
13. Alexandrian Poetry: The Greek Anthology
14. Lucretius: On the Nature of Things
15. Plutarch: Lives [presumably Parallel Lives]
16. Virgil: Aeneid, Bucolics, Georgics
17. Tacitus: Annals
18. Ovid: Metamorphoses, Heroides, Amores
19. The New Testament
20. Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars
21. Marcus Aurelius: Meditations


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Double meaning in punctuation marks when reading literature

3 January 2021

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Enjoy the reading, the double reading …


Nora Ephron´s fresh style

26 December 2020

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I have just read a collection of opinion articles reunited in a book-Crazy Salad– written by Nora Ephron. The texts are cool, full of anecdotes and literature.

Ephron deals with feminism, sexuality, journalism writing

Read some of  the excerpts I took from the book:

A few words about breasts
I have to begin with a few words about androgyny. In grammar school, in the fifth and sixth grades, we were all tyrannized by a rigid set of rules that supposedly determined whether we were boys or girls. The episode of Huckleberry Finn where Huck is disguised as a girl and gives himself away by the way he threads a needle and catches a ball-that kind of thing. We learned the way you sat, crossed your legs, held a cigarette, and looked at your nails-the way you did these things instinctively was absolute proof of your sex” …

…” I spend a great deal of my energy these days trying to fit feminism into marriage, or vice versa- I´m never sure which way the priorities lie; it depends on my mood-but as truly committed as I am to the movement and as violent as I have become toward people who knock it, I think it is unfair to dismiss these men. They deserve some kind of answer. Okay. The answer is, nobody knows what happens to sex after liberation. It´s a big mystery” …

The girls in the office
I have not looked at The Best of Everything since I first bought it-in paperback-ten years ago, but I have a perverse fondness for it. In case somehow missed it, The Best of Everything was a novel by Rona Jaffe about the lives of four, or was it five, single women in New York; it was pretty good trash, as trash goes, which is not why I am fond of it. I liked it because it seemed to me that it caught perfectly the awful essence of being a single woman in a big city” …

Vaginal politics
Vaginal Politics covers a wide range of health subjects: the New York abortion scene, drugs, psychoanalysis, breast cancer, venereal disease, the law, the growth of the consumer health movement in America. At times, the tone is indignant to the point of heavy handedness” …

Crazy ladies
Washington is a city of important men and the women they married before they grew up. Is that how the saying goes? Something like that, anyway” …

As I suppose everyone knows by now, James Morris was four years old and sitting under the piano listening to his mother play Sibelius when he was seized by the irreversible conviction that the ought to have been born a girl

__NORA, Ephron. Crazy Salad. New York: Vintage Books, 1975


thirt33n sourc3s for for3ign languag3 t3ach3rs

6 December 2020

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thirt33n sourc3s for for3ign languag3 t3ach3rs:

lamansióndelinglés notes, texts, exercises

Mylinguaacademy.tumblr pics

British Council videos, texts, links

Yahoo mail texts

Literature audios, podcasts, news

YouTube videos (Business English)

Medium articles

Quora texts, Q.A

Tumblr notes, texts, pictures

Twitter articles, texts, quotes

Imgur GIFs, pics, videos

academic writing



“Every book is a kiss” (Lawrence Durrell)

8 November 2020

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Andale Mono 10

10 October 2020

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Lartigue -vía Paolo-streito1264 on @tumblr-

The font I have chosen to keep surnames and names on an excel list is Andale Mono, size 10. Easy to read, light.

excel list (attendance & marks)

All names on the list are obviously fictitious. I wish I had had Tom Wolfe in my classes. On second thoughts, I see him as a teacher of journalism or literature to me

Tom Wolfe, novelist and journalist

Journalism As Literature

A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


Elements of True Gentlemen

El Lobo está aquí

Disentería literaria


El primer blog de Garrafón en habla hispana

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama