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  • if we dream too long
  • Goh Poh Seng
  • English
  • 24 May 2018
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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ if we dream too long Rtrait of Singapore as it was in the 1960s a landscape and society that have undergone many changes but remain faintly visible in modern SingaporeSince its first publication in 1972 If We Dream Too Long has moved and delighted generations of readers This much loved novel has been used as a text in university literature courses in Singapore Malaysia and the Philippines and has been translated into Tagalog and Russian. 35 for the book plus 05 for my love to the hidden charm of this country Goh Poh Seng is a better storyteller than Haruki Murakami even though the thoughts and perceptions of their main characters are uite similar Seng s narrative is realistic and reliable than that of Murakami in the cosmopolitan cities

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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ if we dream too long Exotic faraway places and imagines merging himself with the sea which he loves Yet amidst this uncertainty the reader feels that all is not lost that the young dreamer will eventually find his way Kwang Meng's experiences reflect the author's fascination with the uestion of self amidst the dreariness and aimlessness of an increasingly urbanized and materialistic Asian society This book also provides a fascinating po. As a friend and I discussed there should be some kind of foreword or update The content reeks of racism and misogyny

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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ if we dream too long Widely regarded as the first Singapore novel If We Dream Too Long explores the dilemmas and challenges faced by its hero Kwang Meng as he navigates the difficult transitional period between youthful aspirations and the external demands of society and family Shy and sensitive he feels detached from mainstream life and is unable to identify with the values that animate his friends Kwang Meng takes refuge in dreams of. I appreciate this book mostly for the portrait of 1960s Singapore its national development atmosphere society and personal dreams and aspirations It was an early stage in Singapore s development and many could still not afford to go to university and could not find a stimulating job but instead got stuck in boring and dull jobs with low salaries that made them feel unimportant and meaningless This is also the story of Kwang Meng a young clerk who hoped to get a higher level job and cannot relate to the values of his friends He drifts into a world of dreams and is like an anti hero an outsider who becomes a man of inaction rather than a rebel As a result this novel is not exactly full of action which may be why the average rating is only 33 now However I found it very interesting to get an idea of Singapore in the 1960s and see how much it changed role of women family size education opportunities ability to travel abroad etc but also how some things have not fundamentally changed I think that some people in Singapore and other countries can still relate to the situation of Kwang Meng being stuck in a seemingly meaningless job with simple tasks and no ability to make own decisions Entasy job but instead got stuck in boring and dull Honeymoon Baby jobs with low salaries that made them feel unimportant and meaningless This is also the story of Kwang Meng a young clerk who hoped to get a higher level Bluebeards Bride job and cannot relate to the values of his friends He drifts into a world of dreams and is like an anti hero an outsider who becomes a man of inaction rather than a rebel As a result this novel is not exactly full of action which may be why the average rating is only 33 now However I found it very interesting to get an idea of Singapore in the 1960s and see how much it changed role of women family size education opportunities ability to travel abroad etc but also how some things have not fundamentally changed I think that some people in Singapore and other countries can still relate to the situation of Kwang Meng being stuck in a seemingly meaningless Since You've Been Gone job with simple tasks and no ability to make own decisions