DKU Intercultural Book Club

The DKU Intercultural Book Club is hosted by Austin Woerner in partnership with the Duke Kunshan University Library.

Each session the Book Club will choose one book to read in both English and Chinese. Read in whichever language you prefer and come ready to discuss your reactions to the book with other readers who may have experienced it in the other language!

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Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

雷蒙德·钱德勒 ,《长眠不醒》 傅惟慈 译

In the lawless world of 1930s Los Angeles, an eccentric millionaire hires private detective Philip Marlowe to look into the affairs of his two strange and beautiful daughters. This book is an icon of detective fiction, and in English the writing is lovely. Fu Weici 傅惟慈, who also translated The Moon and Sixpence, is a highly regarded literary translator, and the Chinese edition comes highly recommended.

Earlier Event: November 9
Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem (Part 1)
Later Event: January 18
Lu Xun, Short Stories