Where the maritime silk road ended, adventure begins...
Separated by space, time and place, do photographs transcend their original purpose? What can we learn from a 1960s Moroccan postcard?
Let's not beat around the bush. Understanding idioms is crucial to understanding the mindset of a native speaker. So, a penny for your thoughts?
This is Portugal's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" without the magical realism. This is a Forsyte Saga for the landless peasants. In a place where the landscape is the only constant, these people, like Saramago's own grandparents, were literally Raised from the Ground.
Part childhood memoir, part revolutionary narrative. A novel about death? Or the death of the Victorian novel?
How to get started with a language when you're not enrolled in classes, or want to go beyond what you're learning in school.
A look at Graham Greene's "The Quiet American", part spy drama, part colonial critique, set in 1950s Vietnam.
Last summer I downloaded the Collected Fictions of Jorges Luis Borges, and read most of it either in the campus grounds of the Chinese university that I was studying in at the time (<山师>山东师范大学，济南) or by the banks of the Yellow River (the famous 黄河) in Jinan, Shandong province. I first became interested in South American writing some… Continue reading Jorges Luis Borges and why you should read him.