Treasures of British Library exhibited at Wuzhen's iconic Mu Xin Art Museum

CGTN | Updated: 2017-10-19 12:58

Treasures of British Library exhibited at Wuzhen's iconic Mu Xin Art Museum

"In Mu Xin's Words: Treasures of the British Library" opens at Mu Xin Art Museum. [Photo/CGTN]

Original manuscripts from some of the greatest writers from English and Irish literature have traveled to Wuzhen, the water town in eastern China's Zhejiang province, and are on display at the Mu Xin Art Museum, dedicated to the famed Wuzhen-born artist, author and poet Mu Xin.

Entitled "In Mu Xin's Words: Treasures of the British Library", the exhibition celebrates his love affair with English literature.

Visiting China for the first time, these valuable treasures demonstrate the creative processes of some icons of literature.

They include the original manuscript of "The Hours" by Virginia Woolf; a handwritten manuscript of Lord Byron's poem "Love and Gold"; a typewritten and extensively corrected manuscript for act one of Oscar Wilde's play "Lady Windermere's Fan" and original letters by Charles Lamb, co-author of "Tales from Shakespeare".

Mu Xin once described Lord Byron as "the strongest voice in human civilization...for absolute freedom of the individual."

Of Charles Lamb's impact on him as an adolescent, Mu wrote: "It was love at first sight."

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