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May you not live in interesting times"

David Maund

May you not live in interesting times"

reading novels of the 1980s historically

by David Maund

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, School of Humanities, Department of English, 2003.

Statementby David Maund.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21571516M

Dec 07,  · There’s an old Chinese saying: “May you live in interesting times.” Never has that been truer. With political upheaval, fundamental extremism, violence at every turn, hatred and division, climate change that can no longer be ignored, we have all chosen to live in interesting times. Apr 08,  · I have finally made up my mind and I am going to begin speaking about this. And when I do, please realize it is not over the top sleazy marketing and it is not anti-government stupidity. In my mind, it is a reality. For those of you who do not live in a liberal hell hole like I do, you may not understand where I am coming from.

Change and difference are what capture our attention and hold our interest. As we go to press in the middle of the biggest British political crisis of my lifetime, with both Britain and America more divided than I’ve ever seen them, we won’t be short of material in the future. You know the old Chinese curse: may you live in interesting times. Eric Frank Russell Quote: “May you live in interesting times and come to the attention of important people.” quotefancy Create Yours “ May you live in interesting times and come to the attention of important people.

May 15,  · I gave a speech last October entitled “May You Live in Interesting Times.” In that speech I listed a number of events that I never, ever expected to see. outside of the commercial banking system, is several times bigger than the banking system. So, with some hyperbole, you are, in essence, trying to pour an ocean through a thimble. Jul 28,  · May you live in interesting times If Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership contest and then a General Election would the majority of Labour MP’s vote with or against him once in power? Labour bullying is a major problem, I have experienced it first-hand. Here’s my .


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May you not live in interesting times" by David Maund Download PDF EPUB FB2

May you live in interesting times" is an English expression which purports to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically; life is better in "uninteresting times" of peace and tranquility than in "interesting.

Sep 24,  · The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in the Spring of Open from February 4 until April 18, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works emerging within the conceptual category of the Book as Art.

Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind.

In a newspaper columnist in San Diego, California reviewed the ferment of the s and employed a variant with the phrase “exciting times”: 20 “May you live in exciting. Interesting Times is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the seventeenth book in the Discworld series, set in the Aurient (also known as Orient).

The title refers to the common myth that there exists a Chinese curse "may you live in interesting timesAuthor: Terry Pratchett. Feb 08,  · Visitors to book art exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times, on display through April 18 at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum, will feel like they are stepping into the pages of the.

Hence, the "curse" that you live in "interesting" times. But what is most noteworthy about the expression is that it is not Chinese. There is no such expression, "May you live in interesting times," in Chinese.

It is a non-Chinese creation, most probably American, that has been around for at least 30 or 40 years. Jan 01,  · May You Live In Interesting Times book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

May You Live in Interesting Times. May You Live In Interesting Times book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. May You Live in Interesting Times /5. Apr 14,  · It was first used by Sir Austen Chamberlain inand later popularized through a speech by Robert F Kennedy in The phrase “live in interesting times” dates at least to the late 19th century.

The “Chinese curse” element was likely added b. The expression is always used ironically, with the clear implication that 'uninteresting times', of peace and tranquillity, are more life-enhancing than interesting ones. 'May you live in interesting times' is widely reported as being of ancient Chinese origin but is neither Chinese nor ancient, being recent and western.

May You Live in Interesting Times Meaning. Definition: May you live in a dangerous and tumultuous age. While this may sound like a blessing or a warm wish, it is always used ironically to indicate a period of chaos or disorder.

Jul 05,  · Is “May you live in interesting times” (or “in an interesting age”) really an old Chinese curse. Well, The Yale Book of Quotations, edited by Fred R.

Shapiro, says: “No authentic Chinese saying to this effect has ever been found.”. In a speech given in South Africa inSenator Robert Kennedy noted that there was a Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” There may or may not be such a curse in the Chinese tradition, but the story continues to circulate.

We live in interesting times, and it. Nov 19,  · In May You Live in Interesting Times, O’Clery looks back at events then and now in the overseas countries where he worked, and reveals some of the exciting, dangerous and humourous aspects of life as a journalist on the cutting edge of history.5/5(1).

Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett 40, ratings, average rating, reviews Open Preview Interesting Times May you live in interesting times.”. Sep 24,  · Lately with the financial markets in disarray, I keep hearing people refer to the supposed Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” I’ve heard it a half-dozen times in the last few days, and The Times even ran an article referring to it.

The problem is that I’m not sure it is a Chinese curse. Aug 08,  · While still an interesting read, by his own admission, Mr. Briggs has shaved, crimped, and outright 'ectomied the book to allow the story to fit into a two-and-a-half hour time slot on stage. You will not get the "Full Pratchett" from this book.

Unfortunately, this also seems to be the only Kindle edition of "Interesting Times" available on Amazon/5(). There is no such expression, "May you live in interesting times," in Chinese. It is a non-Chinese creation, most probably American, that has been around for at least 30 or 40 years.

It appears in book prefaces, newspapers (frequently in the New York Times) and speeches, as an eye- or ear-catcher, although I have not found it in Bartlett's.

Jul 09,  · Chancellor Frank Brogan on whether "interesting" times are a curse or a blessing to universities. Skip navigation Sign in. May You Live In Interesting Times FLInternetTV.

Loading. 'May you live in interesting times' is widely reported as being of ancient Chinese origin but is neither Chinese nor ancient, being recent and western. It certainly seems to have been intended to sound oriental, in the faux-Chinese 'Confucius he say' style, but that's as near to China as it actually gets.

Sep 25,  · There is a Chinese curse which says, 'May he live in interesting times'. Like it or not, we live in interesting times Journalists endorsed the phrase and it has become well known.

While widely reported as being an ancient Chinese curse, the phrase is likely to be of recent and Western origin. 1 day ago · Visitors to book art exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times, on display through April 18 at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum, will feel like they are stepping into the pages of the.Posted on December 4, Topics: May You Live In Interesting Times Tags: Ann Gaylia O'Barr, impeachment hearings, Jamis Mattis, Not the Differences but the Tone of the Differences, supporters of Donald Trump, take-no-prisoners attacks.May You Live in Interesting Times is the title of a short story collection published in by the writer Tereze Gluck.

"May You Live in Interesting Times" is the title of a section in the book Kingdom of Fear by journalist and writer Hunter S. Thompson. The phrase was "told to [Thompson] by an elderly dope fiend on a rainy night in Hong Kong.