Zhao Ziyang's secret memoirsMay 14, 2009 by libjpn
May 15, 2009, 01:05:14 nous wrote:
I definitely hear ya on this, although my languages of choice for plumbing unexplored depths would probably be Old English, Old Norse, and Finnish. I'm more likely to learn Swedish than any of these, though, and I'm not likely to learn any of them at all until after I can finish my damn dissertation.
But yes, I do yearn for more languages under my belt.
May 20, 2009, 22:07:21 Slartibartfast wrote:
OT, but I'm now reading [i]Mao[/i] by Jung Chang. Interesting, but written with rather less detachment than you'd want from a serious historical piece. Which, I guess by definition, it's not.
Really, it's a work of barely-contained fury. Not that Mao didn't earn quite a lot of that, but it'd be nice to see the same material presented more dispassionately.