T. E. Hulme: Notes on Language and Style (800 words)


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T. E. Hulme is thought to have written his notes on language and style around 1907, and from internal references they appear to postdate the notebook known as “Cinders”, which at one point he calls “the old book”. In manuscript form the notes consist of one hundred loose leaves, some of them sorted into folders; the manuscript is held by Keele University Library. Herbert Read first published a selection of them in The Criterion in 1925, having excluded them from Speculations partly for economic reasons, but also because “their corporate value did not immediately emerge from an extremely illegible script.” Read's selection was later published as a pamphlet by the University of Washington Press. The text …

Citation: Whitworth, Michael. "Notes on Language and Style". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 February 2005 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=3191, accessed 21 January 2021.]

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