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    Default it costs nerve-fat

    Hello,

    The context says: it costs sweat, it costs nerve-fat, it costs phosphorus to do anything worth doing.

    What does "it costs nerve-fat" mean? use a lot of brain??

    2) The time at which any new thought struck him was his Sibylline moment, but the act of composition usually was attended with a dull, disagreeable sensation about the forehead - interrupted only from time to time by the simultaneous descent of some group of words or unexpected image, which produced a burst of the most insane enthusiasm and self-gratulation and during which he sometimes comimitted puerile excesses of language and action.

    wo-wo-wo, anyone can help explain the above too-long-and-too-complicated-sentence in easy English for me???

    tks, beeja
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    Default Re: it costs nerve-fat

    Hi svartnik,

    did u try to answer my questions, pls rewrite 'coz nothing shows.

    tks, beeja

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    Default Re: it costs nerve-fat

    Quote Originally Posted by beeja View Post
    Hello,

    The context says: it costs sweat, it costs nerve-fat, it costs phosphorus to do anything worth doing.

    What does "it costs nerve-fat" mean? use a lot of brain?? Probably!

    2) The time at which any new thought struck him was his Sibylline moment, but the act of composition usually was attended with a dull, disagreeable sensation about the forehead - interrupted only from time to time by the simultaneous descent of some group of words or unexpected image, which produced a burst of the most insane enthusiasm and self-gratulation and during which he sometimes committed puerile excesses of language and action.

    Who is this person?

    It is saying that he had moments of revelation, and that his actual writing process was attended by a headache, but that sometimes when writing he would have one of these revelations, resulting in writing that was full of childish over-flowery language and excessive action.


    wo-wo-wo, anyone can help explain the above too-long-and-too-complicated-sentence in easy English for me???

    tks, beeja
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