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In my ps i have talked only about one english writer and have made a reference to another english poet. All the other writers/poets i have included are not english speaking. Do you think this will be seen as something bad from the admission tutors?
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In my ps i have talked only about one english writer and have made a reference to another english poet. All the other writers/poets i have included are not english speaking. Do you think this will be seen as something bad from the admission tutors?
If anything it will show how broad your interests are - do you read the other writers/poets in translation or in their original language? Either way, it shows a wider awareness of literature within the world. However, i guess it's always good to appreciate the english literary tradition. But I talked about Dostoevsky in my ps and got an interview at Oxford then ended up going to Durham, so from experience as long as you're demonstrating a bredth of and passion for reading (regardless of nationality) then it's all good!

*Also many university courses include works from foreign writers anyway e.g. i'm reading chekhov and ibsen in drama at the minute (Russian and German... I think haha). Also york university requires a language at A level due to their emphasis on foreign literature)
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If anything it will show how broad your interests are - do you read the other writers/poets in translation or in their original language? Either way, it shows a wider awareness of literature within the world. However, i guess it's always good to appreciate the english literary tradition. But I talked about Dostoevsky in my ps and got an interview at Oxford then ended up going to Durham, so from experience as long as you're demonstrating a bredth of and passion for reading (regardless of nationality) then it's all good!

*Also many university courses include works from foreign writers anyway e.g. i'm reading chekhov and ibsen in drama at the minute (Russian and German... I think haha). Also york university requires a language at A level due to their emphasis on foreign literature)
Thank you so so much for your help, really! I've read them in translation because unfortunately i don't speak the languages they were originally written in Congratulations for both the interview and for getting into university, this is amazing That's what i was thinking of too, that it would be better to show i'm interested in literature as a whole-it's all literature after all hehe
Wowwww how i'd love to read those two in depth
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