Egon Varro

in Voices from Shanghai

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226181660
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226181684 | DOI:
Egon Varro

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This chapter presents “Well, That Too Is Shanghai” (1939), a poem written by Egon Varro. Varro chose parody to express his own reaction to the languages, the overloaded buses, the incessant rain, the currency, and Shanghai's lack thereof.

Keywords: poem; Egon Varro; parody; Shanghai

Chapter.  623 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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