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Q: Meaning of dash and initial substitution in Charlotte Brontë's Villette

AliceThe usage of dashes to obscure personal/place names and dates in Victorian literature has been widely noted, but I don't feel that the reasons that are usually given help me understand this case. I'm curious what people make of a specific redaction in Chapter 36 of Villette, particularly because ...

 
 
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Q: Meaning of "this patient setting out of facts and services."

Viser HashemiThis context is from The children's bach by Helen Garner When the film ended a Greek man explained in his native tongue the details of the government’s health scheme. It took him fully ten minutes, with diagrams, and then an Italian came on and repeated the performance in his language. Elizabeth...

 
 
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Q: I'm looking for a certain haiku about kusarigama in Japanese

Simpleton JackThe haiku I'm looking for is probably of an anonymous author. I got a hint on a Japanese message board that it's maybe Musashi's one and I should find it in Eiji Yoshikawa's famous novel, but it's not there. I have only the Russian translation of the haiku. In English it's like this: Chain wrapp...

 
 
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Q: Short story, 19th century: French country priest and devil exchange subjectivities

G DugdaleI thought de Maupassant, but I don't find it. A French country priest starts having vivid dreams that he is a diabolical courtier in hell. The dreams become ever more intense and elaborated. The last line is something like: "One night, one of the devil's courtier's had a strange dream, that he wa...

 
@Tsundoku thanks for the re-tag and edit of the question I linked here
 
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A: New Literature SE Topic Challenge Suggestions Thread

EJoshuaS - Reinstate MonicaThe works of Svetlana Alexievich Svetlana Alexievich is a Nobel Prize-winning Belarusian journalist and author. (While this is related to my proposal for Belarusian literature, my understanding is that her books were largely written in Russian, so they would likely fall outside of the scope of th...

 
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A: New Literature SE Topic Challenge Suggestions Thread

TsundokuThe works of Ales Adamovich Ales Adamovich (1927 – 1994) was a Belarusian writer and critic. Film buffs know him as the author of the screenplay for the anti-war film Come and See (1985) (see The Scariest Film Ever Made ISN'T a Horror Film on YouTube). His publications include the following: The...

 
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Is the rationale for this question () being closed that its details are not sufficiently specific?
 

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