As the World Turns

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The Street: or How I learned to start worrying about Corrie and listen to Mordecai Richler

There’s a palpable sense that Britain was at its best back when people were living on rations, the era that had just come to a close when Coronation Street first went on the air.

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Los Marginales

My fascination with Lobos de Mar marked the moment when I began to move away from everything I had previously known.

Certain resemblances between Ba Jin’s ‘Jia’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

While Jia offered a unique cross section of a crucial turning point in Chinese history, the novel was also laced with such sappiness as to make it all but impossible to read for a modern reader weaned on postmodern irony and detachment.