2012년 12월 8일 토요일

Excerpt: "On the Art of Writing" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

자료: http://www.bartleby.com/190/
제목: On the Art of Writing, Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1913–1914
지은이: Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

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CAMBRIDGE: UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1916
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000

  1. Inaugural
  2. The Practice of Writing
  3. On the Difference between Verse and Prose
  4. On the Capital Difficulty of Verse
  5. Interlude: On Jargon
  6. On the Capital Difficulty of Prose
  7. Some Principles Reaffirmed
  8. On the Lineage of English Literature (I)
  9. On the Lineage of English Literature (II)
  10. English Literature in Our Universities (I)
  11. English Literature in Our Universities (II)
  12. On Style
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■ 12. On Style (자료:  http://www.bartleby.com/190/12.html  )

Exerpt:

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To begin with, let me plead that you have been told of one or two things which Style is not; which have little or nothing to do with Style, though sometimes vulgarly mistaken for it. Style, for example, is not—can never be—extraneous Ornament. You remember, may be, the Persian lover whom I quoted to you out of Newman: how to convey his passion he sought a professional letter-writer and purchased a vocabulary charged with ornament, wherewith to attract the fair one as with a basket of jewels. Well, in this extraneous, professional, purchased ornamentation, you have something which Style is not: and if you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: ‘Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.

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