Why does most writing about the classics have words like 'seminal' or 'oeuvre' in it? What does postmodernism mean? Can I get away with just reading the introduction? This title guides you through the Western literary canon, century by century: from Ancient Greek drama to the modern novel, via Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Proust.
Singapore’s current natural history museum officially began life in 1878 as the Raffles Museum, although its origins date back to the establishment of the Singapore Library in 1849 and, conceptually at least, to the Raffles Institution in... [ Read full review ]