Monday, October 7 2013
Although not excellent literature, this can be a heart-breaking read at times, because all the hardships of childhood come soaring back.
Sunday, April 29 2012
Stranger Magic is an exhaustive compendium of the various tales in the Arabian Nights collection, as well as a robust and energetic investigation into how these stories of “Oriental” myth and folklore have seeped into the European imagination from the 18th century onward.
Monday, February 16 2009
The writers' reflections on Japanese identity are never undertaken in isolation from the world -- they are informed by a strong awareness of the world beyond their islands.