After the stress of uni, I decided to treat myself so I bought Unconventional (which I am really excited to read after reading the cute snippet above!) and The Hate U Give from Book depository. Then my awesome bro bought me the Orange manga from Waterstones which I have been so eager to read!
Book Covers (10 / 120) → Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
“As it is, I can’t settle, I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and know that love is as strong as death, and be on my side for ever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me. There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other’s names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name. Romantic love has been diluted into paperback form and has sold thousands and millions of copies. Somewhere it is still in the original, written on tablets of stone. I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer and never the destroyed.”
This is lesson 9 from the orange, intermediate 빈도별 토픽 book covering the grammar “-든지.”
It has two meanings, the first one is “whatever/whichever,” and is used when you don’t care what option/selection is picked.
The second meaning is “Or” and is used when you are still deciding between two different options.
It is interchangeable with “든가” and “거나.”
With the second meaning, “-든지” can also come in the form “-든지 … -든지 하다.”
Ah, 1994. Across the road from the hideous brown office tower known as the IPC Building, home to the music magazines NME and Melody Maker, and where I would often go for meetings at the time (I was in my second ‘badly-paid job in advertising’ to paraphrase Neil Hannon), I spotted the words DOG MAN STAR sprayed in black on a nearby wall.
Was it really necessary? Because Dog Man Star, in all its battered and defeated and resilient glory, is a huge step beyond its forerunner Suede (which, though great itself, was a mish-mash of singles-material songs and… others, bringing to mind another eponymous debut album, namely The Smiths).
We Are The Pigs is the stand-out track, but the atmospherics of so much of the rest of the album give it a really troublesomely empty feel - in a good way - like a lot of early 1970s British films. It’s a slow-motion version of A Clockwork Orange.
A Clockwork Orange written by Anthony Burgess - First printing,
Ballantine Books U-5032 (Sept., 1965). Cover by Unknown Artist. The novel was the basis for a 1971 film adapted, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.