Hong Kong Author Liu Yichang, Whose Works Inspired Wong Kar-wai Films, Has Died

Hong Kong Author Liu Yichang, Whose Works Inspired Wong Kar-wai Films, Has Died

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On June 8th, Liu Yichang, one of the red-letter authors of post-war Sinophone literature, died at 99.   Better known for his modernist urban style, Liu had published forty works including The Drunkard (1963), considered the first stream of consciousness novel in Sinophone literature, and Intersection (1993). The two novels later became the inspiration of Wong Kar-wai‘s award-winning films 2046 (2004) and In the Mood for Love (2000).   Image via South China Morning Post   That era has passed, and everything that belongs to that time is no longer there. (那個時代已經過去了,屬於那個時代的一切,已經不存在了。) -Liu, Intersection   Born in Shanghai, Liu cultivated his literary intellectual mostly when he studied in St. John’s University, Shanghai …