The conventional history of English force-fed to university students benefits no one but the academic textbook business and its tired stakeholders.
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.
Only a perverted and schizophrenic society dangles sexual temptations to ever-younger people and punishes them brutally.
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.