The Hermit Poet

March 23, 2006

Out like a Lion

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 6:48 pm

The last tail end at least. As of today, I’m done with papers, essays, and assignments for my classes. Unfortunately, I still have a stack of short stories to grade. Cranky? Just sleep-deprived. I finished a 20-page examining how literary allusion and poetry are translated in the classic Chinese novel, The Story of the Stone (aka Dream of the Red Chamber). Not only did the paper involve a comparison of different translations of the same two passage (one allusion to Romance of the Western Chamber) and a poem written by one o the characters in the novel. Most of this was written in the last two days. Needless to say, I haven’t slept much. I think I just about ready for a nap…

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