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Do cannibals make great chefs?

Part III (and final) on Barry Hughart: Eight Skilled Gentlemen (1991), Barry Hughart, 255 pp. I’m sorry, but I must begin with a nod and a tip of the hat to the lifeboat sketch from Monty Python (which, btw, segues very nicely into … Continue reading

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A visit to Hell, again

Part II of three on Barry Hughart: The Story of the Stone (1988), Barry Hughart, 249 pp. Somehow, Master Li and Number Ten Ox seem to find themselves at the center of the most despicable doings. This time around, it’s a … Continue reading

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Chinoiserie

From my other blog (Part I of three on Barry Hughart’s trilogy): Bridge of Birds: A Novel of Ancient China That Never Was (1984), Barry Hughart, 278 pp. So. Imagine that every person you know between the ages of 4 and … Continue reading

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