A universal tale of wayward adolescence is woven into complex context. Taiwan, a liberated Japanese colony with a large native Chinese population, was ruled from 1949 on by newly arrived Chinese nationalists backed by the American military. “A Brighter Summer Day” depicts but does not directly explicate the political situation. “Rather than working its way through a neatly predigested story line, it plunges the audience into a vast social fresco,” the British critic Tony Rayns, one of the movie’s first Western admirers, wrote in 1993.
Reader's Digest: DeWitt and Lila Wallace published their first issue of condensed articles; the pocket-sized volume cost 25 cents (1922)
condense Show phonetics
1 to reduce something, such as a speech or piece of writing, in length:
I condensed ten pages of comments into/to two.
2 to make a liquid thicker by removing some of the water
condensed Show phonetics
con・den・sa・ble ━━ a. 凝縮［圧縮］できる; 要約［短縮］できる.
con・den・sa・tion ━━ n.
condensation polymerization 【化】縮合重合.
condensation reaction 【化】縮合（反応）.
condensation trail ＝vapor trail.
condensed-matter phsics 【物】凝縮系物理学.
condensed milk 練乳.
con・dens・er ━━ n. 凝結［縮］器; 集光レンズ; 蓄電器; 【電気】コンデン