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  • Metamorphoses 变形记 19:00 15th Mar / The Bookworm Chengdu / Jon Bilbao, Xiang Yixian(向以鲜)

    In the 400th year since the birth of William Shakespeare, we host a panel to reflect on how writers today continue to draw inspiration from classic works of the past.

    In the 400th year since the birth of William Shakespeare, we host a panel to reflect on how writers today continue to draw inspiration from classic works of the past. Spanish author Jon Bilbao’s first novel El hermano de las moscas (2008) was a revision of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, while Shakespeare y la ballena blanca, published in 2013, brings together William Shakespeare and Moby Dick in a historical tragedy. Chengdu poet Xiang Yixian向以鲜is a scholar of classical Chinese poetry whose own poetry reflects his research. 在莎士比亚诞生400年后的今天,我们的活动将向大家展示当今的作家们是如何从古典名著中找到灵感的。西班牙作家Jon Bilbao的第一部小说《El hermano de las moscas》(2008)是对卡夫卡《变形记》的改写,而他于2013年出版的另一部小说《Shakespeare y la ballena blanca》则让莎士比亚和大白鲸莫比迪克在一场历史悲剧中不期而遇。另一位嘉宾是成都本地诗人向以鲜。他同时还是一位中国古代诗歌学者,而他自己的诗歌中也蕴含着古典的韵味。 (Chinese/English中/英文) Buy Tickets 买票

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  • Still the Same Man 探索人性的黑暗 19:30 16th Mar / FangSuo Commune / Jon Bilbao

    Spanish writer Jon Bilbao is the author of 3 novels and 3 short fiction collections. His 2010 novel Padres, hijos y primates, published in English this year as Still the Same Man, is an intense, cinematographic drama that explores man's deepest and darkest instincts.

    Spanish writer Jon Bilbao is the author of 3 novels and 3 short fiction collections.  His 2010 novel Padres, hijos y primates, published in English this year as Still the Same Man, is an intense, cinematographic drama that explores man's deepest and darkest instincts. He discusses this and his other work in a free, bilingual event at FangSuo Commune. 西班牙作家Jon Bilbao著有3部长篇小说和3部短篇小说集。他于2010年出版的长篇小说《Padres, hijos y primates》(英译版本《Still the Same Man》也于今年出版)是一部深刻而影像化的作品,探索了人性中最深和最黑暗的角落。本次在方所举办的免费双语活动中,Bilbao将与大家谈论这部作品和他的其他作品。 (Chinese/English中/英文)free event. Event will be held at: FangSuo Commune M68-70, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, No.8 Zhongshamao Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu 方所成都店 成都市锦江区中纱帽街8号成都远洋太古里M68-70  

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