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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
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Eye-Deep In Hell by John Ellis
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You Need to Read This by Ben Yagoda
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A chewy collection of magazine columns about usage. The pseudo-quantitative guide to the question "should I give up on nonplussed?" is perhaps the most useful.

Yagoda occupies the prgamatic middle ground between the prescriptivist and descriptivist ca...more
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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian by Wallace Stegner
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Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
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Updike crafts a lovely little prose poem out of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom rummaging through a friend's medicine cabinet, stocked with goods from 1979, with that all-important brand-name macron:

The cabinet has more in it than he would have supposed: thi
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The Transcriptionist by Amy  Rowland
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You Need to Read This by Ben Yagoda
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Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie
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My Wilderness by William O. Douglas
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George Orwell
“Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.”
George Orwell

“Gomo rim jambo.”
Larry Shue

Geoffrey Chaucer
“It is ful fair a man to bere him evene,/For alday meeteth men at unset stevene.”
Geoffrey Chaucer

T.S. Eliot
“Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?'/Let us go and make our visit.”
T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Other Poems

Samuel Beckett
“Yes, light, there is no other word for it.”
Samuel Beckett

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