Only a perverted and schizophrenic society dangles sexual temptations to ever-younger people and punishes them brutally.
American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.
An atheist patiently explains why most atheists are really believers in disguise.
Why this vicious satire of contemporary China that’s causing readers to gag had to be written.
Lande’s historical novel set during the Taiping Rebellion cultivates a richly textured and musical English.
The exponential growth in international tourism seen in the context of European travel and tourism stretching back a millennium.
What happens to writing when it’s fed through the political correctness machine.
England was home to the first great school of classical chamber music, preceding the Viennese School of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven by two centuries.