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[Book review] Charles Bukowski, the Outsider Genius of the American Literature

[Book review] Charles Bukowski, the Outsider Genius of the American Literature

Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness is a paperback collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski published in 1972. Each story is based on first-person narration, compiling stories that are personally linked to Bukowski’s own life. At the time he wrote the novel, the author was fifty years-old. He twice tried […]

[Book review] The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

[Book review] The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Dragons, ghosts, and cooked racoons—they were the backbone of her existence, and the only attachment she had to the culture of her first-generation Chinese immigrant parents. By calling forth memories of her childhood growing up a small Asian girl in California, Maxine Hong Kingston opens her family’s box of secrets to the world. But The […]

[Book review] Identity in Hermann Hesse’s Novels

[Book review] Identity in Hermann Hesse’s Novels

Demian is a semi-autobiographical story written by Hermann Hesse, published in 1919. The novel is set in Germany, in the decade preceding World War I, and tells of a troubled adolescent’s arrival at self-awareness. Emil Sinclair is his own narrator, describing his personal journey towards a genuine understanding of his inner self after growing up […]

[Book Review] President Duterte: How and Why?

[Book Review] President Duterte: How and Why?

  Easy answers came fast on the heels of his May 2016 election, most putting him down for a fool or a tool. Two new books take a closer look at both Rodrigo Duterte the man and the initial phase of his presidency. In A Duterte Reader, sociologist Nicole Curato gathered 19 Filipino scholars, journalists and […]

[Book Review] Charting China’s Contradictions

[Book Review] Charting China’s Contradictions

The vote by the Chinese National People’s Congress in March to abolish presidential term limits marked a dramatic, if unsurprising, step along President Xi Jinping’s path toward centralizing power. As he moves to entrench his authority at home as the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, he also seeks to deepen Beijing’s imprint abroad: […]

[Book Review] Questioning the Role of Women in the 19th Century

[Book Review] Questioning the Role of Women in the 19th Century

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen, Thomas Egerton, 1813   Set in rural England in the early 1800s, Pride and Prejudice is a novel of the Bennett family’s story. The family includes a negligent father, a silly empty-headed mother, and five daughters: the eldest Jane, Elizabeth (also called Lizze and sometimes, Eliza), Mary, Kitty, and the […]

[Book Rewiev] Charles Bukowski, the Outsider Genius of the American Literature

[Book Rewiev] Charles Bukowski, the Outsider Genius of the American Literature

[Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness] Charles Bukowski, City Lights Publishers, 1972 Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness is a paperback collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski, published in 1972. Each story is based on first-person narration, compiling stories that are personally linked to Bukowski’s own life. […]

[Book Review] Two Moons, Two Realities

[Book Review] Two Moons, Two Realities

1Q84, Haruki Murakami, Shinchosa, Japan, 2009 (book 1 & 2), 2010 (book 3) Over 900 pages in length and published in two volumes (the first containing Books 1 and 2, the second, Book 3), 1Q84 is a novel written by world-renowned author Haruki Murakami. Set in 1984 Tokyo, 1Q84 vacillates between two characters: Aomame, a […]

[Book Review] Agatha Christie, the Queen of the Crime

[Book Review] Agatha Christie, the Queen of the Crime

(Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie, Collins Crime Club, 1934) Set in the 1930s, Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel written by Agatha Christie featuring Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, a clever and private detective. Poirot is on the Orient Express but the train is caught in the snow. When one of […]

Marguerite Duras’ Universe of Love

Marguerite Duras’ Universe of Love

Title: The Lover Author: Marguerite Duras Publication information: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1984 (first edition)   It won the Goncourt Prize in 1984 as the semi-autobiographical novel-turned-movie directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1992. Set around the backdrop of French colonial Vietnam, The Lover reveals the intimacies of a clandestine romance between a fifteen-year-old girl from […]

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