German memory was like a massive tongue seeking out, over and over, a sore tooth.
A nation of people longing to be12-year-olds or even younger.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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|Birth:||28th December, 1951|
Ian Buruma was born in The Hague, Netherlands. He is a Dutch author and professor who lives and works in the United States. Much of his work focuses on the culture of Asia, particularly that of China and 20th-century Japan. He studied Chinese literature at Leiden University, and then Japanese film at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He has been the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College since 2003. He has contributed numerous articles to The New York Review of Books. He has written several books include: Behind the Mask, A Japanese Mirror, God's dust, Playing the game, The wages of guilt, Bad Elements, Inventing Japan, Murder in Amsterdam(Nominations: Baillie Gifford Prize), The China Lover(novel), Taming the Gods, Year Zero, and Theater of Cruelty(PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay).
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