Posts Tagged: full stop

Go Ahead, Break Some Grammar Rules

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It’s actually the opposite. Most people break grammar rules so they can be more precise.

For Full Stop, Catie Disabato writes about prescriptive vs. descriptive grammar, and why “bad” grammar can be a good thing.

Her data points include Burger King ads, John Dryden’s seventeenth-century grammar campaigns, and use of the word “because” as a preposition.

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Wright’s Anna Karenina: Noble Failure?

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Amanda Shubert’s essay “Love in Excess: Joe Wright’s Anna Kareninatakes two of Wright’s film adaptations, Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007), and perceptively compares and contrasts them to Anna Karenina (2012).

According to Shubert, Anna Karenina is a “mess” compared to Wright’s two previous film adaptations. Shubert claims:

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No Animals We Could Name

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At Full Stop, Ben Jahn reviews Ted Sanders’ new story collectionNo Animals We Could Name.

The collection, as the title suggests, often skirts the foggy line between the imaginary and the observed, and, for Jahn, challenges the possibility of recounting sensations as truly observed:

“A kind of celebratory regret runs through these stories for the simultaneous adequacy and inadequacy of descriptive language… Sanders invites his readers to believe they could have imagined these sounds.

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