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Jul. 25, 2020
Epigrams in English and Russian
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Wonderful Burns’ epigram in Marshak’s translation:

Jul. 10, 2013
The Elements of Style
book English
“No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume.” — The Boston Globe A friend recommended a book to read, “The Elements of Style” by W. Strunk. It resonated with me strongly, here are a couple of quotes: Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.

— `If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
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