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|Quote (carlsonjok @ July 12 2007,21:31)|
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|Arden's our resident linguist, so this question's mostly posed to him, but not exclusively:|
I'm not a very literary person. I mostly read nonfiction. For instance, here's what I'm reading now. But when I read fiction, two authors stand out for their gorgeous English. Shakespeare and P.G. Wodehouse. Is there any special reason why? Are there other writers of that caliber?
Well, I basically just read non-fiction too, but I have encountered several writers who's best work has an almost lyrical quality to me. One is Bill Bryson, who's penultimate book is all sciency and what not.
Oh yeah, I read that a year ago. It's incredibly informative and I really like the writing style.
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