Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Book tag

Joe tagged me in a game whose rules are these:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five other people.

Here goes, page 123, sentences 6, 7, and 8. And 9 thrown in for good measure:

"The previous chapter described one such nineteenth-century movement and its effects on a Jerusalem musician. Poets, novelists, and playwrights of the nahda sought to rejuvenate Arabic literature to recover it from what that described as inhitat (decline). They experimented with techniques to simplify forms of expression, expand the reach of their works among Arabic speakers, and shatter literary conventions by infusing their workds with new, sometimes borrowed, forms. Similar literary ventures were undertaken by belletrists writing in Turkish and Persian."

(Hyperlink added by me)

I tag Helen, Rachel, Megan, Byron, and Jonathan.

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