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  1. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Policeman who survived sensational 2006 'devil cop' shoot-out launches book

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Policeman who survived 2006 shoot-out writes book recounting his escape from jaws of death ‘Devil cop’ survivor embraces the pain The glory was short-lived, ... a sensation. I've learned to live with it as a friend," he said yesterday at the launch of his book- a 221-page Chinese-language account of his escape from the jaws of death. Sin shot to fame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436571/policeman-who-survived-sensational-2006-devil-cop-shoot-out-launches
  2. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book review: Milestones on a Golden Road, by Richard King

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 06:13pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Milestones on a Golden Road: Writing for Chinese Socialism, 1945-80 by Richard King HKU Press 3.5 stars David Bartram It can be difficult, and not always desirable, to separate art and politics. For example, we have to ask whether the art th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1422861/book-review-milestones-golden-road-richard-king
  3. News - World - LITERATURE

    Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:52am by AFP

    ... moment’ “When I read this book in 1974 in Haiti after it was brought from Canada by a friend it was a revelation, a staggering moment,” he said. “The rhetorical torrent of Garcia Marquez, his ... authors to name the book that had most shaped world literature over the previous 25 years. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was the only novel to be picked more than once with three authors citing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486667/garcia-marquez-influence-all-over-planet
  4. News - World - LITERATURE

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind unpublished erotic story, editor says

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:36pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Family of Nobel Prize winner is considering what to do with the manuscript, editor says Unpublished Garcia Marquez book revealed Novelist Gabriel Garcia ... it was a standalone which he was going to include in a book with three similar but independent stories," Martin said. "Now they're talking about a series of episodes in which the woman turns up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1495270/gabriel-garcia-marquez-left-behind-unpublished-erotic-story-editor-says
  5. News - World - LITERATURE

    US CIA reveals how it used Doctor Zhivago to undermine Soviet Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... The Washington Post reported. The United States intelligence agency saw the book as a challenge to communism and a way to make Soviet citizens question why their government was suppressing one of their greatest writers, according to newly declassified CIA documents that detail the agency's involvement in the book's printing, the Post said on Sunday. The Soviet government had banned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467284/us-cia-reveals-how-it-used-doctor-zhivago-undermine-soviet-union
  6. News - Asia - LITERATURE

    New collection of Haruki Murakami short stories hits Japan bookshops

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... already raised the first shipment of the book to 300,000 copies from 200,000 due to heavier-than-expected advance orders for the first compilation since 2005, local media said. "It is so rare ... it when the story was published in book form. Murakami, 65, whose often surrealist works have been translated into about 40 languages, is widely spoken of as a future Nobel Literature laureate. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1487484/new-collection-haruki-murakami-short-stories-hits-japan-bookshops
  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Obama's half-brother in China to launch new book on family secrets

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 04:14pm by AP

    ... parent patterned on their late father. Mark Obama Ndesandjo also recounts his sporadic but intense encounters with his brother over the years in Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery. The book comes four years after his novel, Nairobi to Shenzhen: A Novel of Love in the East. As in his first book, Ndesandjo wanted to raise awareness of domestic abuse by using his family’s story, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1385897/obamas-half-brother-china-launch-new-book-family-secrets
  8. News - Asia - LITERATURE

    First Haruki Murakami book in three years launched at midnight

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo First Murakami book in three years set for launch The wait is nearly over for thousands of readers eager to get their hands on the new novel by celebrated ... Japan had taken 20,000 pre-orders by last weekend and publisher Bungeishunju said its initial print run would be an astonishing 500,000 copies. "Readers in Japan have craved a new book from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1212381/first-haruki-murakami-book-three-years-set-midnight-launch
  9. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book review: The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:49am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... Steve Paul The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2: 1923-1925 edited by Sandra Spanier et al Cambridge University Press 4 stars Steve Paul For all the biographies and critical studies that have been published about Ernest Hemingway in the past 60 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1374494/book-review-letters-ernest-hemingway
  10. News - World - LITERATURE

    Three unpublished J.D. Salinger stories leaked online 'via eBay book'

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:22pm by Reuters

    ... Salinger have been leaked online, with the source apparently an unauthorised book sold on eBay, internet news source BuzzFeed reported. It was difficult to trace the origin of the collection called ... Balls, Paula, and Birthday Boy. I have read two stories, and the versions of them in Three Stories are the real deal BOOK CRITIC DAVID ULIN The book appears to be one of those in a 25-copy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368853/three-unpublished-jd-salinger-stories-leaked-online-ebay-book

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