The Poetry of Wang Ping

Wang Ping was born in China and came to the U.S. in 1986. Her publications of poetry and prose include American Visa, Foreign Devil, Of Flesh and Spirit, New Generation: Poetry from China Today, Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China, The Magic Whip, The Dragon...

50TH anniversary of the passing of Somerset Maugham

This year sees the 50th anniversary of the death of William Somerset Maugham: one of the most commercially successful English writers ever. His plays, short stories and novels sold in their millions; his work on stage, page and screen drew huge audiences. He remains...

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Orwell leaves us with food for thought

http:// George Orwell was a thought provoking author and wrote 1984 while struggling with tuberculosis.