20 Sep '12, 9am

So good. "We can talk, but we can't express." | May Zhee - Blog: The empty bus ride.

I hate the English language. Other than its universality, I literally like nothing about the language. An obvious argument against this is it's the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare, but no one writes like Chaucer and Shakespeare anymore, do they? No one writes like Nabokov, whose first languages were Russian and French. I have yet to see a contemporary English-speaking writer blow me away with just their language. There is no depth, no life, no passion about this language. At least not anymore. The time of the classics has long gone. I hate that I never delved into Chinese and Chinese literature. I hate that Russian is such a hard language to learn. I hate that I am not pursuing Spanish for the time being. You know who are beautiful writers? Marquez. Kundera. Nabokov. Hemon. Syjuco. None of them had English as their primary language, or at least their only primary langu...

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