Would a reader of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea miss anything essential without knowing about Jane Eyre?
I read Jean Rhys's _Wide Sargasso Sea_ without ever having heard of _Jane Eyre_. I didn't see even it was a prequel to another work, because I try to avoid spoilers on the back of the book.What, if... more
What is the 'full' version of The Epic of Gilgamesh?
I looked at a PDF of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and it was very pretty. Then, I decided that I wanted to purchase the physical copy of the book. While the version that I read online, which I thought... more
Is it usual to use “full-cry” as a stand-alone adjective?
Maureen Dowd’s article titled “Spellbound by Blondes, Hot and Icy” appearing in December 1st NY-Times jumps from Alfred Hitchcock’s favor of blonde actresses to the dispute of Hillary Clinton’s... more
How to improve understanding of long sentences in prose?
What are some efficient, methodical, productive ways to improve the skill and speed of interpreting, parsing, and reading long prosaic sentences? I refer not only to legalese or legal language, but... more
The sum of the digits of a number is 11. If 45 is added to the number, order of the digits is reversed. Find the number.
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