There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning
How much would fictional characters get paid for doing their job in the real world? If you’ve ever lost yourself in a novel you might have wondered this about your favourite Tom, Joe or Helen. Original post can be found at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/blog/2017/03/01/unreal-earnings-the-salaries-of-fictional-characters/
The story itself is very violent, sometimes brutal and mostly all the way through. The characters are well written, from the mob boss who is trying to keep his small fiefdom together, to the young guys with no parental guidance in sight trying to make a name for themselves, to the protagonist Bill the Kid, trying to find some peace in his crazy world.
James Merrill (3 March, 1926 – 6 February, 1995) was an award winning American poet. Books by James Merrill* 1) Born in New York City, the poet’s parents were Hellen Ingram Merrill, a society report and publisher, and Charles E. Merrill, co-founder of the investment firm Merrill Lynch. 2) As the son of an investment banker, Mr. Merrill was privileged in terms of education and economics. 3) He did not envy his parents who “seemed so utterly taken up with engagements, obligations, ceremonies”, his mother “wrote names on place-cards, planned menus, and did her needlepoint” while his father “was merely making money”. 4) In 1944, Mr. Merrill was drafted to the US Army and served for eight month. 5) After his service, Mr. Merrill went back to his studies in Amherst College and graduated summa cum laude. 6) After reading his senior thesis on Marcel Proust, an English professor said that Mr. Merrill (or Jim as he was known then) to be “destined for some sort of greatness”. 7) Mr. Merrill won every major poetry award in the US, and the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Divine Comedies. 8) The Ingram Merrill Foundation was created by Mr. Merrill, was…
The novel does a good job informing the reader how terrorist organizations develop and the threats they pose to Americans and American interests