The scaffold replica of the Parthenon is meant to be symbolic of opposition to the politically motivated censorship and persecution of writers, and the banning of their works.
...those who get her intellectual moorings and understand her role as a voice of dissent in today’s climate of “saffronisation”
Anthony Burgess, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2017, is probably best known as the author of novels such as Earthly Powers, Nothing Like the Sun and A Clockwork Orange.
Jane Austen’s appearance on the new £10 banknote is strangely appropriate – and not just because 2017 is the bicentenary of her death.
This anecdote illustrates an essential reason for Austen’s success: yes, she is a great writer, but so too is Staël.
He finds himself constantly having to confront the fact that contrary to his desires of only wanting to belong to the Sesotho-speaking tribe, that he is instead seen as a coloured person and consequently treated in this manner in colonial South Africa.
Don’t be fooled when asked if you want to complete a transaction using your home currency. Using the local currency can save you money, making your next trip abroad less costly.
The Forbidden City became the seat of imperial power in China for almost five centuries and remains an important part of modern China’s cultural heritage today.
Ecologists can also understand biodiversity in cities by studying how humans have altered and then abandoned some areas, and how plants and animals have responded.
China has decided to ban Winnie the Pooh, since the Chinese President, Xi Jinping resembled the cartoon character way too much.
Far from readying for a clash of civilisations, the hijabers phenomenon signals a world in which Muslim piety is inextricably linked to the global consumer economy.
It is hoped this new status will maintain the Lake District as an important place for visitors to experience the great outdoors – following in the footsteps of the great writers and artists.
If action is not taken, parks are in danger of falling into a spiral of decline.
His communication team was quick to let everyone know that the open book was de Gaulle’s War Memoirs, while the two others were Stendhal’s The Red and the Black and Gide’s Fruits of the Earth.
This meeting of arguably the greatest war poets of World War I happened only once. But clearly, Owen made an impact on Sassoon’s friend Graves, for he was invited to the young captain’s wedding the following January.
“Books are a load of crap”, Larkin wrote in his all-deprecating way. Yet his work demonstrates that literature’s value may lie in this very crappiness.
It seems that neoliberal cricket just can’t compete with the liberation cricket of yore.
Countries in the so-called Global North are striving to outdo one another in the race for their closed border utopia.
Surprisingly enough, then, the idea that Greece ‘just ain’t what it used to be’ originated in classical Athens.
Within that small number of translated works, women writer’s books are consistently undervalued, although women read and women write.
In the case of Mabro Hats, Johannesburg, the story begins with Gujarati immigrant Bhikha Uka Prajapati, travelling across the Indian Ocean to South Africa.
UK to Canada, China to India, around the world, yoga is big business. In 2016, Americans alone spent US$16 billion on yoga classes and products.
Psychogeographers idolise the flâneur, a figure conceived in 19th-century France by Charles Baudelaire and popularised by Walter Benjamin in the 20th century.