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Dublinesque

Dublinesca, by Enrique Vila-Matas This book was recently published in English as Dublinesque. I didn’t think much of this book, and the only reason I’m going to write about it a little is that certain comments about the role of … Continue reading

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Yu Hua on the role of English in China

“The mass movement that had begun to sweep across the country quickly subsided amid the gunfire on the morning of June 4. In October of that year, when I visited Peking University, I found myself in a different world, where … Continue reading

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