Manuscripts from famous English, Irish writers exhibited in East China

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-15 14:47

Manuscripts from famous English, Irish writers exhibited in East China

The photo shows the handwritten draft of Byron's poem Love and Gold.[Photo/The Beijing News]

Original manuscripts by four great writers from the United Kingdom and Ireland will go on display at a museum in East China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.

The British Library has loaned the selection of rare and valuable manuscripts to China. They will be exhibited at Mu Xin Art Museum until January 14, 2018.

The works come from Lord Byron, Charles Lamb, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, four favorite writers of Mu Xin (1927-2011), a renown Chinese poet and artist, said Chen Danqing, director of the museum.

"Seeing these original manuscripts in person makes the reading experience much more real and rich. I'm sure these great writers would have loved to meet their Chinese readers," Chen said.

The exhibition is a part of a three-year programme of cultural exchange titled "The British Library in China: connecting through culture and learning".

A previous exhibition of literary treasures on loan from the British Library, which was held at the National Library of China in Beijing from April to June, was a great success.


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