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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Margot Livesey talks about her new novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy . Set in Scotland and Iceland in the 1950s and 1960s, the novel is a captivating homage to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
Mr. Lopate pronounced the word "homage" as "OH-mAhg" at least twice. He should know better, as I recall hearing Patricia T. O'Connor-- on Lopate's show-- say that this is an incorrect pronunciation. Ms. O'Connor said that either "hah-mij" or "ah-mij" (silent 'h') are correct but not "OH-mAhg" ('homage' is not a French word).
Wow, Margot Livesey & I have something in common! The junior high school where I had such a horrible time was torn down a couple of decades later. I found that out on a trip back home & had to go see for myself! I actually wanted to dance on its grave, but apparently it had become a drug hangout & was heavily policed, so I had to be satisfied w/the sight of the bare hill it had stood on.
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