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Wounder and Wounded

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Wood, J. (2012). Wounder and Wounded. In Wood, J. The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 115-127

(adjective) lacking facility in reading and writing and ignorant of the knowledge to be gained from books / (adjective) illiterate / (adjective) not marked with letters

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Naipaul claimed that he had not even been published in America until the 1970s, 'and then the reviews were awful--unlettered, illiterate, ignorant'.

—p.115 by James Wood
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Naipaul claimed that he had not even been published in America until the 1970s, 'and then the reviews were awful--unlettered, illiterate, ignorant'.

—p.115 by James Wood
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[...] He is now 'in a free state', but ends his tale like this: 'All that my freedom has brought me is the knowledge that I have a face and have a body, that I must feed this body and clothe this body for a certain number of years. Then it will be over.'

Santosh in Naipaul's In A Free State

—p.118 by James Wood 6 years, 6 months ago

[...] He is now 'in a free state', but ends his tale like this: 'All that my freedom has brought me is the knowledge that I have a face and have a body, that I must feed this body and clothe this body for a certain number of years. Then it will be over.'

Santosh in Naipaul's In A Free State

—p.118 by James Wood 6 years, 6 months ago

(noun) a student or graduate of Oxford University

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How could Vidia not have wanted to defend his father as soon as the Oxonian looked down his nose at him?

—p.120 by James Wood
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How could Vidia not have wanted to defend his father as soon as the Oxonian looked down his nose at him?

—p.120 by James Wood
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(verb) to command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse / (verb) to urge or advise earnestly

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the Athenian women adjured by Pericles

—p.122 by James Wood
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the Athenian women adjured by Pericles

—p.122 by James Wood
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(noun) one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript

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enjoyed being his spur and amanuensis

—p.122 by James Wood
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enjoyed being his spur and amanuensis

—p.122 by James Wood
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