International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017

  • Existing in Time: John Updike´s “The Music School” (1966)

    Goetz Egloff

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 46-51
    Received: 28 June 2017
    Accepted: 17 July 2017
    Published: 11 August 2017
    Abstract: The essay addresses issues of existence and time in John Updike´s short story, “The Music School”, which was published in 1966 in a short story collection by the same name. While waiting for his daughter in a music school, the writer Alfred Schweigen reflects on the complexities of life, describing his thoughts and impressions. In his everyday deal... Show More
  • A Survey of the Present Situation and Problem Analysis of College English Writing—From the Perspective of Passive Voice

    Li Fengjie, Tao Ran, Wang Chaoyang

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 52-59
    Received: 16 May 2017
    Accepted: 22 May 2017
    Published: 7 September 2017
    Abstract: Passive voice is one of the most important and difficult grammatical items both in English and in Chinese. Because of the great differences between passive voices in English and in Chinese, Chinese EFL (English as a foreign language) learners undoubtedly run into a lot of difficulties during the time of learning English passive voice. Different fro... Show More
  • A Survey on Profound Cultural Diversities and Distinguishability of China

    Aniruddha Bhattacharjya, Fang Zhaohui

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 60-76
    Received: 26 March 2017
    Accepted: 19 April 2017
    Published: 23 October 2017
    Abstract: Chinese culture is so substantive content-wise, so broad in diversities, and has had so long history, which is so distinguishable from its outsiders. Most significant components of Chinese culture embraces music, literature, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, philosophy, religion, ceramics and architecture. China’s literature is in black and white... Show More