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Meaning of "deep body" in this context?

I think that in this line the word "deep" simply has its usual meaning of profound, or far from the surface (i.e. the opposite of "superficial"). What is unusual is that Lawrence ...
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Who is the ghost in Gogol's "The Overcoat"?

Vladimir Nabokov, an expert on Russian literature, wrote several lectures on this subject. One of them is precisely on the short story The Overcoat. You can read it in the book Lectures on Russian ...
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What's the purpose of the last paragraph of Gogol's "The Overcoat"?

In his lecture on Gogol's The Overcoat, that you can read in the book Lectures on Russian literature, Vladimir Nabokov explains that this ghost is, indeed, the man who had stolen the protagonist's ...
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identify a Douglas Adams-ish short story about a failed attempt to communicate with aliens that ends with an anticlimactic sentence

This closely resembles the plot of Qu'est-ce qu'ils peuvent bien nous dire?" ("What do you want to say to us?"), a short story by Tristan Bernard, first published in Le Figaro in 1894. ...
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