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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... idealism in there too. It is harder to see any redeeming aspect in the Soviet response, which was purely defensive and involved bullying its own writers. The spirit of your novel is one of non-acceptance of the socialist revolution Novy mir journal to boris pasternak, in rejecting his novel  The Soviet view was that Western culture, in its late capitalist phase, was degenerate and sterile, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:04am by Jeanette Wang

    ... that the risk for a pandemic triggered by the Sars-like coronavirus is low – at least for now. The findings come amid concerns about a virus spread more deadly than that caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Researchers from Institut Pasteur in Paris  analysed data – 55 of the 64 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide – on the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Q&A with poet Meena Kandasamy on her first novel

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd thereview@scmp.com Poet's first novel tacklesviolence and injustice in India In India, Meena Kandasamy is known as a poet, an outspoken activist on political issues (women's rights, caste issues, beef eating), an academic and even an actress. With the publication of her first novel, The Gypsy Goddess, she can call herself an author. She talks to James Kidd ...

  4. News - Asia

    Grain gain: Thailand set to overtake India as top rice exporter

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Reuters

    ... Kallayasirivat, managing director of Bangkok-based Novel Agritrading. Thai rice prices fell to a discount versus Vietnam grades for the first time in decades earlier this year as the previous Yingluck ...

  5. News - World

    New Sars-like virus detected in Middle East

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 03:21pm by Reuters in London

    ... of cases.” The WHO issued a statement late on Sunday through its “global alert and response” system saying tests on the Qatari man had confirmed the presence of a new, or novel, coronavirus. “Given that this is a novel coronavirus, WHO is currently in the process of obtaining further information to determine the public health implications,” the statement said. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, writer who fought apartheid, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Africa's leading writer, Gordimer was renowned as a rigid moralist whose novels and short stories reflected the drama of human life and emotion in a society warped by decades of white-minority ... Africa's first black president. A member of Mandela's African National Congress (ANC), Gordimer used her pen to battle against the inequality of white rule. Some of her novels, such as A World ...

  7. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 17, 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The Health Protection Agency said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced last week. They had travelled to the Middle East but the new victim had ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Hong Kong Book Fair's International Cultural Village shows a world in microcosm

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... their own booths for the first time. The Israel booth showcases more than 50 books translated into Chinese or English, including Trumpet in the Wadi- a novel by Sami Michael that explores tensions ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... will be Susan Barker, whose new book The Incarnations was released last week; Lawrence Osborne, who recently released his second novel, Ballad of a Small Player;  Barbara Demick, who is best known ... “I hope to buy an autographed novel from Shui Quan,” said Aurora Yan, 18. “It is very rare [for Hong Kong] to have writers from Taiwan come here offering autographs on their works.” One ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... but illegal occupation of land. Titokowaru would have been all but forgotten had it not been for the efforts of historian James Belich. The Maori was also the subject of a Maurice Shadbolt novel ...




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