Monthly Archives: March 2011

The China Diary, a short story

*Just received the news that A rose is a rose by another name is accepted to be published in a generational anthology in the US towards the end of 2011. My novel excerpt Butterfly will also be published in the same anthology.

Please click and read: A rose is a rose by another name (The China Diary)

©Text and artwork by Julie O’Yang 2011

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On immortality, the call of creation, et al

Getting away from Earth was perhaps what the writing obsession was all about, so Emil Cioran decided. The Romanian philosopher denounced systematic thought and abstract speculation in favour of personal reflection and passionate lyricism. To hell with Earth, he said. To you, Cioran, I said.

                                             

                                        Carravaggio, rest in flight (detail)

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