"I knew at the time that I was writing a literature distinct from the main literary trends all around me. In particular, I didn’t feel attached in the least to contemporary French literature, with all that implied about traditions, schools, and debates. I was steeped in translated literature, mainly from South America, the Anglophone world, Russia, and Japan. I knew French literature well, but I placed it among the others and not as an inescapable and necessary literary mold. Starting with the publication of my first book, I completely abandoned France’s cultural heritage and went independently and alone down a path that, in a way, had come from nowhere and went nowhere." ... See MoreSee Less
Author Xu Xi, twice a guest of The Script Road - Macau Literary Festival, is about to start a talk on her memoir book "Dear Hong Kong", scheduled for 7pm today at the Asia Society, in our neighbour SAR. A great opportunity to get to know more about this important text, kind of "An Elegy for a City".
"Xu Xi’s body of work witnesses her turbulent love affair with her home-city of Hong Kong. In this probing memoir, she unravels her recently finalised decision to leave the city for good. She critiques a Hong Kong that has, in her eyes, lost its way. And yet, it is only out of the city’s enduring presence in her life, both in the form of memory and periodic homecomings, that she has carved out a personal and literary identity. Dear Hong Kong is a profound reflection on the life of Hong Kong, personified and interrogated by one of its most lucid writers." ... See MoreSee Less
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A autora canadiana Madeleine Thien, finalista do Man Booker e convidada da mais recente edição do Festival Literário de Macau, é um dos destaques editoriais do momento em Portugal, devido à publicação de "Não Digam que Não Temos Nada" pela Relógio D'Água. Deixamos aqui a entrevista de Isabel Lucas a Madeleine Thien. Boas leituras. ... See MoreSee Less