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surya-kalsi's picture
Oct.18.2011
The Effect of Tropes in Nabokov’s “Spring in Fialta” and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Both Vladimir Nabokov’s and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories are troves of figurative language.  In the opening paragraphs of “Spring in Fialta,” Nabokov writes, “The sea, its salt drowned in a solution of...
gregory-wilson's picture
Aug.07.2008
Fantasy authors are deeply afraid of cliches. Or, more accurately, fantasy authors are deeply conflicted about them, either incapable of not using them or desperate not to use anything like them. Take a quick Google trip around the Internet and you'll find any number of cliches to avoid like the...