Romancing the Language

Romancing the Language❮Download❯ ➾ Romancing the Language ➼ Author Catherine Lim – Bluevapours.co.uk I had fallen head over heels in love with a foreign language that others in my community were indifferent to had grudgingly learnt or positively hated I embraced the English language fully wanting to I had fallen head over heels in love with a foreign language that others in my community were indifferent to had grudgingly learnt or positively hated I embraced the English language fully wanting to learn everything about it to celebrate it and serve it like the completely enamoured and enslaved lover This delightful collection of essays by Catherine Lim explores her love affair with the English language through her stories and anecdotes about her encounters with the language As the author explains This book Romancing the Kindle - is primarily to satirise and also to celebrate my special relationship with the English language I actually want the reader to smile a little and think 'That's vintage Catherine Lim a mix of wit and bluster and showing off'.

林宝音 in ChineseCatherine Lim Poh Imm Chinese 林宝音; pinyin Lín Bǎoyīn born March is a Singaporean fiction author known for writing about Singapore society and of themes of traditional Chinese culture Hailed as the doyenne of Singapore writers Lim has published nine collections of short stories five novels two poetry collections and numerous political commentaries to date from Wi.

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Romancing the Language
  • Catherine Lim
  • English
  • 24 January 2016
  • 9789814828147

11 thoughts on “Romancing the Language

  1. CuriousBookReviewer says:

    Curiosity level thoughtful Singaporean essays on the love of English and it’s complicated relationship with Singlish•“An ‘A’ for sound investmentsAn ‘A’ for rule of lawAn ‘A’ plus’ for governanceEach is a perfect scoreBut it is a dismaying ‘D’For freedom of the pressPolitical debate and dissentGet a grade that’s even less” Singapore for better or for verse•#CatherineLim is honest candid punny and wise in this book It’s a love letter to the English Language She writes about how being a writer and being a writer in Singapore are two entirely different things She loves English In the 1950s it wasn’t ‘proper’ to be so adept at the “colonial language” but Catherine loved it so much that she even replaced it with her mother tongue Soon she finds out that it’s a struggle to fit the westernness of the language into a country that hosts four different races each with their own mother tongue and dialects She tells us through these essays how she finally comes to terms with being a Singaporean Writer•I truly recommend this read for aspiring Singaporean writers Gives you a lot of food for thought

  2. Zorine says:

    Reignited my love for reading again

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