Monday, July 10, 2017

香港的抒情史 (Hong Kong in Its History of Lyricism)

陳國球 著
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《第十屆香港書獎》獲獎圖書

香港就是文學:從海上孤島到世界都會,從帝國殖民地到社會主義特區,香港經驗比傳奇更傳奇。從駐節香港的殖民地大員,到心繫勞工大眾的左翼文學家;從求全責備的香港文學大系,到活潑精要的各式選本;從先鋒的現代詩、人間小說與話題電影,到蒼涼南音和悲情粵劇;從彌敦道上的詠嘆,到維多利亞港邊的回想……無數的香港故事,如何說? 作者為我們述說文學香港的前世今生,揭示香港對整個華人文化圈的意義,思考香港的未來。地區、中國、政治、殖民、現代性等等這些看起來如「三尺青鋒」般冷硬的議題,經作者娓娓道來,化為寫給香港的一部抒情史。

 (摘錄自cp1897.com.hk)

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

Annie Dillard ; foreword by Geoff Dyer
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A landmark collection of prose from pulitzer prize winner Annie Dillard, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work

The Abundance includes the best of Annie Dillard’s essays, delivered in her fierce and muscular prose. Intense, vivid, and fearless, her work endows the true and seemingly ordinary aspects of life with beauty and irony. These essays invite readers into sweeping landscapes, to join her in exploring the complexities of time and death, often with wry humor. On one page, an eagle falls from the sky with a weasel attached to its throat; on another, a man walks into a bar.

Marking the vigor of this powerful writer, The Abundance highlights Annie Dillard’s elegance of mind.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

古龍散文集

陳舜儀 編
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武俠小說家古龍身兼多種身份,一生宛如流星劃過天際,卻屢屢突破自我,以其西方文學素養,為武俠文學開創出新境界,最知名的作品是《楚留香》、《絕代雙驕》、《多情劍客無情劍》、《蕭十一郎》、《陸小鳳》和《流星.蝴蝶.劍》等等。

如同編者序中所言,昔日《女性》雜誌如此盛讚:「海外有很多讀者,看過古龍的雜文,就曾經說過,古龍的雜文第一,武俠小說第二。」就讓這部《古龍散文集》帶我們走進古龍眼中的江湖、創造的世界、舉過的酒杯、說過的與吃過的小吃!

 (摘錄自《亞洲週刊》)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground

Matthew Chojnacki
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This second volume of cinematic eye candy further documents the quickly burgeoning underground film poster movement, a group of artists who challenge Hollywood's marketing machine by bringing clever artwork and design back to movie posters. 

Nearly 100 emerging artists, with a dozen returning favorites, present their newly produced images.  Cinematic visual masters Jason Edmiston, Gary Pullin, Akiko Stehrenberger, Randy Ortiz, Brandon Schaefer, Gabz, Dave Perillo, Chris Garofalo, Anthony Petrie, Godmachine, Tracie Ching, Clark Orr, Orlando Arocena, Steve Dressler, Paul Shipper, Tom Hodge, Luke Insect, and more additionally provide commentary and behind-the-scenes information. 

Movies illustrated include classics like Vertigo, Rosemary's Baby, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, more recent hits such as Her and Drive, cult favorites Dazed and Confused and Donnie Darko, and childhood staples Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Labyrinth.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

Chinese Cultural Artifacts Exhibition – Curated Items from the Library Special Collection” is being staged at Run Run Shaw Library of City University of Hong Kong until 30 July 2017. The exhibition showcases a selection of rare items from three categories: Chinese Shadow Puppets, Nuo Masks, and Movie Posters 1950s-1980s.


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中國文化傳統的六個面向 (Six Facets of Chinese Cultural Tradition)

李歐梵 著
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對於專業或非專業的讀者來說,李歐梵教授的這本新書都是了解中國文化不可錯過的精彩讀本。他選擇了心目中最能代表中國文化傳統的六個面向─英雄本色、政教道統、江河歲月、飲食男女、魑魅魍魎、魂兮歸來,並在每一面向中選取一二篇代表性的古今經典文本,從文學、音樂、電影、藝術等角度暢談他對中國文化理解與感受。

李教授在中外古今的廣闊視野之下講解中國經典,融匯數十年眼見學識,旁徵博引、不落窠臼,加上他性情中人的風趣痛快,使講稿豐富多元,趣味盎然。他還邀請香港中文大學的專家學者一同講授與對話,並在數講之後增寫「續論」,進一步闡發講稿中的精彩之處。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

香港城市大學邵逸夫圖書館現正舉行「中國傳統文化藝術品-圖書館精選館藏展覽」,展品共分三個專題,包括中國皮影戲戲偶、儺面具、及50至80年代電影海報,展期至7月30日。


Monday, June 19, 2017

101 Secrets For Your Twenties

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Every twenty-something needs a little black book of secrets. Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched between complete failure. We need a worn and weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade.

That guide is this book.

Expanded from the blog post "21 Secrets for Your 20s" that spread like Internet wildfire with nearly a million readers in 190 countries, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties will encourage, inspire, prompt a plethora of LOLs, and kick-start your life forward with its witty, honest, and hilarious wisdom-stuffed pearls to help you rock life in your twenties.


(Excerpt from amazon.com)