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Ambrose Bierce and Gerard Manley Hopkins: Writers Famous for Not Being Famous

You can argue with the politics of The Weekly Standard all you want, but the magazine’s Books, Arts & Society section is almost uniformly superb. Two recent examples are reviews of writers who failed to achieve fame in their lifetimes – … Continue reading

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Kind “Word”

Many thanks to Boston Globe word maven Jan Freeman, who devoted this week’s edition of “The Word” to answering my recent plea for enlightenment on the was/were usage dilemma. Jan does an excellent job of unraveling it. Ditto for her … Continue reading

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