Moss Roberts Knows how to write an afterword.

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Moss Roberts Knows how to write an afterword.

Unread postby Song Jiang » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:58 am

The Moss Roberts Afterward.
I have read the book now multiple times, not sure how many, but i find that everytime i read that incredibally long afteward by Moss Roberts, i learn more and more about the book. Though i have read it many times, i seem to understand it more with every read. Just something i find interesting.
When i sit in class at school, and people dont know the difference between Teddy and Roosevelt and FDR, it makes me sad, i almost want to cry.
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:26 am

I agree, his afterword is superb. It's a really nice (if short) summary of how the book came about. I say short because a full-length study would be book-length (not that we would mind).

By the way, I fixed the spelling in the title of the thread.
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Unread postby Exar Kun » Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:28 am

Me too.At first I thought it would be dreary and boring but it really reasons out alot of the things behinnd Luo creativity and provides the first real look at actual history that readers will see.
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Unread postby Cao Zhi » Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:51 am

Indeed. He gives a history behind the book and provides some insight to the comments and themes. I think that the notes that he gives are almost as valauble as the afterword itself.
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Unread postby Song Jiang » Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:49 am

yes, i agree with all of the above, and the briefness is nice, so i dont have to read a whole book,( though i would love to at this point). And dont worry bout the spelling, i have a problem with it. Lol
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