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Eddie Kal
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12 votes
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Why is "close reading" necessary?

7 votes
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241 views

Why is love a "he" to Kahlil Gibran?

6 votes
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83 views

Why did Waley choose to transcribe the titles of some chapters as opposed to translating them in The Tale of Genji?

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Where did the idea of mono no aware come from?

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1 answer
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Why is "The Vanishing Half" set in Louisiana?

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Why does the first chapter of Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark" open with this Eliot verse in Black Matters?

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Who translated "CEO's Wife So Sweet"?

3 votes
1 answer
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Who translated the Baccano! series into English?

3 votes
2 answers
243 views

Why does the bow have to be stable in "The Prophet"?

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35 views

Was the main character in Gigi based on a real-life person?

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What exactly does Murasaki Shikibu say about The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter?

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Buddhist interpretation of The Tale of Genji

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Freudian/psychoanalytical interpretation of the triangular relationship in Toradora!

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Where in the Tale of Genji does it say Genji's affair offends Amaterasu?

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55 views

How do the lyrics of "上を向いて歩こう" relate to its English title "Sukiyaki"?

2 votes
1 answer
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Who is the English translator of "The Man Who Wanted to Know" by Dror Mishani if it is a work of translation?

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What is the meaning and significance of "urubutinga" in Mário de Andrade's "O lundu do escritor difícil"

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"Yum yum pig's bum"

1 vote
1 answer
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Why did August Strindberg pick the names "Julie" and "Jean" for the protagonists of his play Miss Julie (1888)?

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1 answer
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"hung in parchment folds"

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1 answer
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Has there ever been an African-American Vernacular English dictionary? [closed]

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678 views

Why is a mongoose a "special needs goose"? [closed]