The diary has now been published in more than 60 different languages and is deemed one of the most powerful books of the 20th century, with more than twenty-five million copies having been printed.
By Ge Gao Ge Gao. Photo courtesy of the author.
Orwell had four reasons for writing, which were both personal and political. Writers write because we are egoists and narcissists who have suffered because of angry mothers or disappointing fathers.
We want to be remembered. We want to be loved. We have a sense of injustice and feel that our stories—either stories about us or stories by us—need to be heard.
I tried to come up with a list of my own. As often the only writer whose native language is not English sitting in a workshop talking about Joan Didion or James Baldwin, I felt the urge to explain not only why I write but also why I write in English.
Actually, one of them does! This urgency to justify myself to others feels like a validation of my own insecurity. I know the obstacles of writing in English and I experience them in my daily practice. After living in the States for eight years, I still struggle with words, grammar, sentences.
That the choice of words and the voice sounded childish. In the countless sleepless nights during my MFA program, I questioned myself again and again—what is the point of my writing? I can never be as good as a real English writer. Of course, I have learned that disappointment is a common trait of all writers.
I blush when I call myself a writer. The English word writer refers to a person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation, or a person who writes a particular text i. A person who writes! There are no required results or accomplishments to fulfill this identity.
If I write, am writing, wrote, have written, I am a writer. The English definition liberates the word and opens a world to me. And it provides an alternative. I have two languages, two cultures. I simply chose something new, fresh, unknown.
All my worries about not being good enough are derived from my ego—they are about what happens after the writing.I'd like to start a new discuss "Minna no nikki"(everyone's diary) If you can write in Japanese letters like Kana or Kanji, please write in Japanese letters as possible as you can.
but a guideline I've read is that words of Chinese etymology use ご, whereas those of Japanese use お. A lot of the time, those two-character 「する. (Although you do not need an account with us to write a post, it is advisable that you create an account.
It will enable you to take control of your posts, see other members, and much more.
It will enable you to take control of your posts, see other members, and much more. The earliest Chinese bronzes were made by the method known as piece-mold casting—as opposed to the lost-wax method, which was used in all other Bronze Age cultures.
In piece-mold casting, a model is made of the object to be cast, and a clay mold taken of the model. Diary of a Madman, 狂人日记, is widely considered the first vernacular Chinese work but was, of course published before the May 4th Movement.
It also wasn't the first, but the genuinely first one (Miss Sophia's Diary) was a) published outside China and b) really dull, so Madman's Diary works out better all round. If you feel like stopping, write about why you want to stop.
If you have trouble getting started, write about your fears, your questions, any doubts you may have about writing in the first place. Once your first words are on the page, you're 90 percent there.
I do not want to write about it because if I start I may never finish with it. I would like to ask the people at home just this one question: why is it forbidden for a young man to take a walk with a girl, to talk to her and to become acquainted with her.