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Style Weakness in Articles by Critics of English Lit. - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
September 19th, 2004
07:35 am


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Style Weakness in Articles by Critics of English Lit.
It's interesting to find stylistic weakness in critics of English literature. It's certainly not uncommon, and critics are not necessarily immaculate writers, but it nevertheless surprises me to find such weaknesses in articles by celebrated critics. The one I'm currently reading is J. Hillis Miller's critical article on Charles Dickens's Bleak House, in which he opens three out of six consecutive paragraphs with "But".

Current Mood: concerned
Current Music: Nick Cave -- Henry Lee

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Date:September 19th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
Dude, he's just deconstructing the western ontotheologicalogophalocentric notion of style.
Date:October 11th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
But English never follows its own rules! It's true.

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