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[Homework]2013-02-20 狄更斯其人 Charles Dickens—7

本帖最后由 wendyxanadu 于 2013-2-28 13:01 编辑

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Am I allowed to...?

Yes, please do. Open it. So it starts off with part No. 3, the first volume has the first two parts.

Personal history and experience, David Copperfield, chapter 7.

I'm seeing if I can read it...school began in earnest that day...it is quite...This would go off to the printers?

This would go off to the printers.

I make it decipher this. But look at this, this is a mess, isn't it? This is, er...

This is in fact extremely really neat and clear, and you can tell that, because compositors, when they set from these manuscripts, where extremely accurate.

So he's writing these novels almost live, in a way. People were watching him write. He doesn't quite know... he has a rough idea where he wants to go, but he doesn't quite know how it's opened then.

But he seemed to have been very disciplined, he had a copy date of the 20th of each month. And he was normally two, three weeks in advance.

Really?

So he was relatively good at keeping up with the...

The idea of being two weeks in advance of any writing deadline, to me, is completely alien, I have to say. I don't want to read too much analysis into the handwriting, but I get the sense of a very very restless, unsettled personality.

You know, through, we know, life-long Dickens fans to have this, I am like a kid in sweetie shop at the moment, but a sweetie shop run by a guy who makes bloody good sweets.

Dickens started his writing career first as a court reporter, then as a parliamentary sketch writer. He was trained to be fast, vivid and entertaining. So it not a surprise when he had his first piece of fiction published in 1833 when he was just 21. And it was with a form of comic short story, and more, much more comedy was to follow.


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