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The Japan Times has a nice piece by Roger Pulvers on the great early Soviet writer Boris Pilnyak (I wrote about him here, and I see I promised to write about his masterpiece, The Naked Year, which I still haven't done). The Pulvers piece focuses on his visit to Japan and the book he wrote about it, ????? ????????? ?????? (Roots of the Japanese sun), which I've been wanting to read ever since Sashura told me his Japanese professor had recommended it.
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Foreign views of Japan

Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon (4 years ago)

In The Japan Times Roger Pulvers finds Twin tours de force offer insights into Japan not lost in translation, as he maintains: The year 2010 may come to be seen as a landmark in terms of literature written in English that draws on J... Read Post

How To: Write Difference

Entertainment / Books : The Millions (9 hours ago)

“Writing difference is a challenge, particularly in fiction. How do men write women and vice versa? How do writers of one race or ethnicity write about people of another race or ethnicity? More important, how do writers tackle diffe... Read Post

Watch Boris Diaw nail Gregg Popovich with a halfcourt shot

Sports : The Early Lead (6 hours ago)

On Saturday night, Boris Diaw put the “oops” in “hoops” with a desperation half-court heave that missed the basket but smacked San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich squarely on the noggin. Popovich was making an early getaway to th... Read Post

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