• Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Literature

Books of 2014

Books of 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE Twenty eight issues later, it gives me great pleasure to present the last SLR issue of 2014. I hope you enjoyed the variety of poetry, fiction and non-fiction we put together every Saturday. Between the writing competitions, rediscovery through translations, inter-cultural columns and of course the amazing 'Haylight' of our year, it...

What's In a Gift?

What's In a Gift?

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that lists a series of increasingly grand gifts given by a “true love”, starting from 25th December till 5th January. According to The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes: "Suggestions have been made that the gifts have significance, as representing the food or sport...

SILK PURSE OR SOW'S EAR?

SILK PURSE OR SOW'S EAR?

“The writing is overstuffed and leaks sawdust.”So writes Michael Hofmann of Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North, in the London Review of Books. The novel's many admirers, like the tourists recently observed by Hofman throwing themselves out of the path of a monumental granite ball that turned out to be...

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