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12:56 AM
@PeterShor Well, okay, I admit I asked about getting Cheese on interlibrary loan only because I wanted to make the joke about Colby College having cheese
@Tsundoku whom, I?
1:42 AM
@verbose And I didn't even get the joke until you pointed it out.
well it is a bit cheesy
7 hours later…
8:22 AM
Q: In R. S. Thomas' poem "Careers", why is the word "memory" hyphenated across lines?

Matt ThrowerWhile reading R. S. Thomas' collection Not That He Brought Flowers (1968) I was struck by the peculiar typesetting of the opening poem, "Careers" (page 7), in which the poet reflects on how things have changed through his life. Fifty-two years, most of them taken in growing or in the illusion of...

8:39 AM
@Bookworm Yeah, why is Juliet the sun and not the HNQ?
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12:49 PM
Q: Is there a name for this perspective/narrative style where the narrator isn't the protagonist but someone who know them well?

nuggetheadIs there a name for books in which the protagonist is only observed through a secondary character's narrative? Often they are in first-person (and the "I" is not the protagonist but another character who knows them well), and often the book is titled after the protagonist. For example... The pro...

8 hours later…
8:52 PM
Happy Juneteenth, everyone!
9:37 PM
@Bookworm HNQ isn't the protagonist but knows them well.

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