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Yann Martel: The Literate Leader

This video made me wonder what PM Lee is reading. Or all our ministers for that fact. That would be a fascinating revelation. Some people felt that Yann Martel was being pretentious, but I think he had every right as … Continue reading

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Profound Sorrow in Beatrice and Virgil

Yann Martel writes about a Okapi that has been stuffed by a taxidermist.  His writing conjured up a magnificent animal in my head.  I soon wondered if such an animal really existed as the narrator claimed.  The magic of google … Continue reading

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Yann Martel’s Writing Habits

I am a great admirer of Yann Martel and his mastery of words.  He has a way of making his stories light and accessible.  His stories seem to me like deceptively child-like fables which most effectively contain powerful messages about … Continue reading

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