Monthly Archives: May 2013

Critical Review: No Mans Land – Dan

No Man’s Land A Critical Review Dan Hess The Vietnamese have suffered through many wars and have been no stranger to suppression by governing bodies. The foreground to most conversations relating to Vietnam brings about the Vietnam War and the communist … Continue reading

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Critical Review: No Mans Land – Dan (condensed)

No Mans Land The Vietnamese have struggled trying to make a decent living post-Vietnam war. Duong Thu Huong herself has personally lived through these hard times. She has made an effort within her novel “No Mans Land” to accurately portray the … Continue reading

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Book Summary: No Mans Land – Dan

No Mans Land “No Mans Land” was written by the Vietnamese author Duong Thu Huong. An accomplished work of art “No Mans Land” has reached audiences outside as well as inside Vietnam. Set in a post –war era Duong Thu … Continue reading

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Country Description: China – Garrett

China China is the world’s most populous country and the nation is also a key economic and political power. No doubt this nation has been an ever present focus of world attention due to its strict censorship of virtually every … Continue reading

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Censorship Theme: Sexuality – 1

Abstract Sexuality is a common theme among many works of literature. It depends on the individual when deciding if he/she finds a work too sexually explicit. In the cases of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky or … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Nineteen Eighty-Four – Garrett

Nineteen Eighty-Four Published in 1949, Nineteen Eighty-Four is what many regard as George Orwell’s crowning literary achievement. The story follows protagonist Winston Smith who is a member of the Outer Party in the fictional province of Oceania. Oceania, a region … Continue reading

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Country Description: Cuba – Sara

Cuba Cuba sits off the coast of the United States, just southeast of the Caribbean. The population boasting 11.2 million people is governed under a single-party communist government. Until recently Cubans were unable to own cell phones with fear that … Continue reading

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