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Sonny Boy

In (auto)biography, Annejet van der Zijl, Book, Dutch, Dutch author, Film, History, Non-Fiction, Recommended on 20/01/2011 at 22:41
Annejet van der Zijl - Sonny Boy

Annejet van der Zijl - Sonny Boy

Sonny Boy tells the sad but true story of Dutch Rika van der Lans and Surinamese Waldemar Nods and their struggle to exist in a world where your background determines the way you should live your life. Not only do these star crossed lovers have to deal with a resentful husband and the pressure of a society that doesn’t accept a white (married) woman being together with a black man, the trouble of World War II make life even worse.
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Kafka on the Shore

In Author, Bestseller, Book, Fiction, Genre, Haruki Murakami, Japanese author, Magical realism, Novel, Review, Suspense on 16/01/2011 at 19:08
Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

Kafka On The Shore by Japanse author Haruki Murakami is about the lives of the Kafka Tamura and Satoru Nakata. Though their lives are completely different and their journeys in this book start far apart, eventually theirpaths cross towards the end of the book. Until then, you will be captured by the magical world and odd creatures Murakami has created.

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Censorship in classics

In Cartoon, Censorship, Classic, English, History, Literature on 11/01/2011 at 19:27

Alright, I think I’ve given you my two cents in the Huckleberry Finn censorship discussion, but cartoonist Matt Bors found a clear cartoon-way to get the point across: Censorship in books

And with this, I’ll leave the discussion at peace.

Source: Bors (via TheDailyWhat & 1000notes.com)

Re-writing history; Mark Twain’s classic Huckleberry Finn

In Author, Bestseller, Book, Censorship, English, Fiction, History, Mark Twain on 05/01/2011 at 22:26

The classic tale of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, has become the center of debate. Personally, I find it quite remarkable that a book published in 1884 is point of discussion in 2011 – a rough 127 years later. Though the story is still published, an editor’s decision to censor one word (the N-word) has led to a worldwide debate about history, literature and censorship.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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