By John Sutherland
This little background takes on a really giant topic: the fantastic span of literature from Greek delusion to picture novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. He introduces nice classics in his personal impossible to resist approach, enlivening his choices with humour in addition to studying: Beowulf, Shakespeare, Don Quixote, the Romantics, Dickens, Moby Dick, The Waste Land, Woolf, 1984, and dozens of others.
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After Master Worker agrees to take him on as an apprentice, his manner and attitude markedly change. A ribbon of thought, of dismay, trails through the script. Spectacles says (furiously) to the Youth: “You don’t understand what it is to suffer, so you’re apathetic. Life has left us behind. The world has forgotten us. ” Gramps states: “I’ve waited a lifetime, waiting like this, and waiting. ” Young Woman observes: “Your whole life is wasted like this. ” Youth remarks: “Mister, we’ve been waiting for nothing.
Subsequently, public beating occurred during which the abbot was slapped, kicked, and hung from the ceiling. By the end of the land reform movement, the local government seized all the Buddhist treasures and conﬁscated hundreds of hectares of pristine forest and farmland from the temple. During the Great Leap Forward, launched by Chairman Mao in 1958, the temple was stripped of all its metal: incense burners, metal collection boxes, bells, the metal edges of wooden incense tables, the four bronze statues on the four corners of the temple roofs, and a pair of royal cast-iron cauldrons, a gift 38 THE CORPSE WALKER: REAL-LIFE STORIES, CHINA FROM THE BOTTOM UP from Emperor Yongle in the Ming dynasty.