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Singapore Flings: Literary Stopovers from Chekhov to Tagore

By: Ira Nadel
Publisher: Epigram Books
  • Description
  • Praise
  • About the Author
  • Literary greats have long visited Singapore, fascinated by its culture and history. Explore the experiences of writers like Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Noël Coward, Isabella Bird, Pablo Neruda and Joseph Conrad, among others, and discover how Singapore remained a lasting part of their creative imagination.

  • “A fascinating and well-documented literary tour. Nadel is an expert biographer and a masterful storyteller who views Singapore as ‘a gateway, a beginning, a point of origin’ for the literary imagination."

    — Professor Michael Earley, former Dean, Faculty of Performing Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts

  • Ira Nadel is a Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has lectured throughout Europe, North America and Southeast Asia and has taught at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore and the University of Singapore. His publications include Biography: Fiction, Fact & Form and Modernism’s Second Act: A Cultural Narrative. He has also written biographies on Leonard Cohen, Tom Stoppard, David Mamet and Philip Roth.

ISBN: 9789814984836
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 290
Year Published: 2023
Size: 152mm x 225mm