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Q: Story about a seventeen year old immortal who lives up to present events

Jefferey DawsonI read a book about five years ago which was about a seventeen year old boy in the early 20th century, who was shot and became immortal after seventeen minutes underwater, albeit functionally dead. He has certain relations with a film star in the twenties which causes him to lose functionality in...

 
 
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Q: Is tere not aexcept from a Bible...Not religious just thouht i heard something from

TINA VICKERY-MUNOZIs there not a except from a Bible...Not religious just thought i heard something like this in a preaching my Daddy toldme

 
 
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@Bookworm The Love Song of H. Network Question (HNQ).
 
 
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Q: How can I analyse this quote?

QuippyIn The Crucible, during act 4 (Danforth's monologue), he says "While I speak God's law, I will not crack its voice with whimpering". When looking at this quote the only technique I can see is onomatopoeia but I feel like this quote has more than that and I think it demonstrates Danforth's dogmati...

 
@Kevin Jules Verne has a few examples of first person present narration, with the in-universe justification that it's quoting a character's diary. Much of Face au drapeau is written that way, as well as a section in Voyage au centre de la Terre near the end… let me look that up exactly.
In Voyage au centre de la Terre the section concerned is first voyage on the raft (not the second, the circumstances during the secnod didn't allow the narrator to write a diary). It starts in the middle of chapter 32 fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Voyage_au_centre_de_la_Terre/Chapitre_32 , with a sentence saying it's from the diary that Axel wrote, and lasts until the end of chapter 35.
I think there might be a few more from Jules Verne but I don't recall them right now.
Possibly sections in Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, since that book is narrated in first person, but I haven't read that novel for a long time, so I don't recall if there are any present tense sections.
 
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(Also M. Ré-dièze et Mlle Mi-bémol, one of the worst works of Jules Verne, qualifies.)
"I'm currently writing a novel with this narration and I'm looking for a couple of specimens I can dissect." => yeah, avoid that one then
I should try to look for examples other than Jules Verne at home. There are probably some more on my bookshelf, I just don't remember which ones.
 
 
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"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new." Tweeted by Read More Women. Ursula K. Le Guin was born on this day in 1929.
 
 
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Q: What is meant by "descent of their last end"?

hbaWhat does "the descent of their last end" mean in James Joyce's The Dead? His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. Is it referring to the ephemeral nature of snow?

 
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