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    marked by bitterly sarcastic exposure of the ......

    Housman’s writings on classical subjects consisted of articles and reviews marked by bitterly sarcastic exposure of the work of inferior editors punctuated by gloomy remarks about life. He was a great textual critic of Latin poetry, but his remarks on the folly and incompetence of other textual critics go far beyond anything normally expected of superior scholarship talking of inferior.

    Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

    Hello teachers,

    I know the meanings but I can’t completely understand the blue sentence.
    In my opinion this is the paraphrase of the blue sentence: (noticeable because he has collected the sarcastic works of the inferior editors…..) I can’t paraphrase it very well.

    Would you please clarify it to me?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Last edited by sb70012; 27-Jul-2013 at 22:10.

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    Re: marked by bitterly sarcastic exposure of the ......

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Housman’s writings on classical subjects consisted of articles and reviews marked by bitterly sarcastic exposure of the work of inferior editors punctuated by gloomy remarks about life. He was a great textual critic of Latin poetry, but his remarks on the folly and incompetence of other textual critics go far beyond anything normally expected of superior scholarship talking of inferior.

    Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

    Hello teachers,

    I know the meanings but I can’t completely understand the blue sentence.
    In my opinion this is the paraphrase of the blue sentence: (noticeable because he has collected the sarcastic works of the inferior editors…..) I can’t paraphrase it very well.

    Would you please clarify it to me?

    Many thanks in advance.
    In his reviews, he exposed the work of inferior editors using harsh sarcastic language.

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    Re: marked by bitterly sarcastic exposure of the ......

    Thank you. Now I got it.

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