New PDF release: An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have

By Judy Jones, William Wilson

ISBN-10: 0345468902

ISBN-13: 9780345468901

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A n d that you should have been pay­ ing more attention to Twain's brilliant manipula­ tion of language and less to whether or not Huck, T o m , and J i m made it out of the lean-to alive. Also, that Mark Twain, which was river parlance for "two fathoms deep," was the pseu­ donym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. What You Didn't Find Out Until College: T h a t Twain grew more and more pessimistic about America—and about humanity in general— as he, and the country, grew older, eventually turn­ ing into a bona fide misanthrope.

A world lost, a world unsuspected beckons to new places and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory of whiteness from Paterson, Book 2 ("Sunday in the Park"), Section 2 A M E R I C A N S T U D I E S R O B E R T F R O S T (1874-1963) Profile: T h e one who got stuck being popular with readers outside college English departments . . but not just the "miles-to-go-before-I-sleep" poet; as one critic said, "sees the skull beneath the flesh" . . born in California, where he spent his boyhood: The New England accent just a bit of a fraud .

The easy (and eminently quotable) Pound: There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization, Charm, smiling at the good mouth, Quick eyes gone under earth's lid, For two gross of broken statues, For a few thousand battered books. , if he descended) but in those days he did thumb sketches, impressions of the Velasquez in the Museo del Prado and books cost a peseta, brass candlesticks in proportion, hot wind came from the marshes and death-chill from the mountains.

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