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Dogpoet
Posted: Mar 2 2010, 08:36 PM





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Finished the essays and just gone through Shaft Has A Ball by Ernest Tidyman.
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LadyE
Posted: Mar 3 2010, 12:49 PM


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QUOTE (Dogpoet @ Mar 2 2010, 06:26 PM)
Jan Wong? She is Chinese, she just moved to Canada after she was no longer welcome in China.

The memoirs (Jan Wong's China and Red China Blues) are mostly about the cultural revolution and what came afterwards. They're an interesting read on that level.

Wiki calls her a "Canadian journalist of Chinese ancestry".
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Dogpoet
Posted: Mar 3 2010, 01:34 PM





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The story I'd heard was that she was born in China. Wiki isn't infallible.
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LadyE
Posted: Mar 3 2010, 01:42 PM


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Neither is the source of your story.
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Dogpoet
Posted: Mar 4 2010, 12:41 PM





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True enough. Wiki is far more rigorously checked than the potted writer's biography on the flyleaf of their book.
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NoCultureIcon
Posted: Mar 4 2010, 01:06 PM


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About halfway through "The City & The City" - utterly fantastic so far, beautifully written.
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LadyE
Posted: Mar 4 2010, 01:09 PM


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So it wasn't from a "story" you'd "heard", it was information supplied in a book about her? No need for passive aggressiveness if you're only giving half the information.

Either way, I don't know who she is, I'm not interested in her memoirs. But thanks.
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olly
Posted: Mar 4 2010, 01:27 PM


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FIGHT
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John Garfield
Posted: Mar 4 2010, 02:55 PM


Like the 'Amen' break of Angst


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Reading 'It's Only a Movie'....that new Mark Kermode book....he's not exactly the best writer...but it's amusing.
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Dogpoet
Posted: Mar 4 2010, 11:18 PM





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Does he mention The Exorcist?
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John Garfield
Posted: Mar 5 2010, 09:19 AM


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QUOTE (Dogpoet @ Mar 4 2010, 11:18 PM)
Does he mention The Exorcist?

No....never.

Yeah right.

The story about him interviewing Linda Blair is quite funny. Totally wings it.
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