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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- August 21, 2014

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:30am

    ... Reading howl in China |Source: Aeon Magazine "My generation, once impassioned by the Western literature of rebellion, is now lulled by ‘Wealthy Socialism’." A sense of destiny inspires China’s maritime claims |Source: Financial Times It is important to understand that China’s push to control this ocean is driven by more visceral factors than seafood and fuel. ...

  2. Victorian explorers lost in space

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Mothstorm Philip Reeve Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 0 7475 9416 1 Art Mumby lives with his family in a grand Victorian mansion called Larklight. The Mumbys are a typical middle-class British family living in the second half of the 19th cen ...

  3. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Gerald Martin Bloomsbury HK$242 Two thousand pages into his biography of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gerald Martin realised that perhaps he would never finish his project. With his subject past ...

  4. The Collected Stories

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... a wry, slightly teary eye over the 'parasitic mixings of art and commerce, literature and the rich'. A lowly biographer, Baker 'Bake' McKurty, attends a political fund-raiser ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: I'll Be Right There, by Shin Kyung-sook

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... of classes, Yoon's favourite literature teacher says he's weary of the political fighting around him. "That day, Professor Yoon had just one thing to say to us: what is the use of art ... about longing and loneliness with the controlled passion one finds in classic Russian literature. Her characters rarely raise their voices. Instead, they tell stories, they walk and eat ...

  6. BOOK (1797)

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Dover Publications) The Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was complicated. When not depressed, the bipolar opium addict equipped with a photographic memory operated as a soldier, ...

  7. Interpretation of classic text proves literature is fun for all

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... The Divine Comedy between 1308 and 1321. It is one of the world's greatest works of literature and tells of the poet's imaginary journey through the kingdoms of the dead into Hell. Another ... off those who read it. The Divine Comedy is the most translated poem in Western literature. It has been made into movies, graphic novels, dances, puppet shows and heavy metal concerts. It has ...

  8. Books, city highlights of Literature Festival

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carrie Lok The theme of the 7th Hong Kong Literature Festival, which will run from June 27 to July 14, is 'Scent of Books, Scenes of Hong Kong'. The festival will present the many facets of Hong Kong in literature through a series of events. One of the highlights, 'Thematic Exhibition: the 18 Facets of Hong Kong as Written in Literature', will show ...

  9. The Secret Scripture

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry Faber and Faber HK$280 Missing out on the Man Booker Prize (apparently the judges didn't like the ending) hasn't hurt The Secret Scripture. Riding high on many paperback charts, Sebastian Barry& ...

  10. Unlikely story

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty On the penultimate evening of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, top-of-the-bill author Margaret Atwood was driven from another sell-out event to her temporary home at the Excelsior hotel in Causeway Bay. As the car stopped ...




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