Fr. 66.20

The Past and the Punishments - Eight Stories

English · Hardback

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To travel through these stories is to cross a landscape of stunning beauty and terrific cruelty, where expectations are subverted, where moral certainties are shattered, where gorgeously wrought surfaces beguile at the same time that acts of incredible brutality horrify. This is the first collection short fiction by Yu Hua to appear in English. It takes us on a haunting and harrowing journey from classical China through the Cultural Revolution and into the new era of economic reform, exploding along the way our preconceived notions of what Chinese literature and culture are all about in the 1990s.

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Authors Yu Hua, Hua Yu, Yu Hua
Assisted by Andrew F Jones (Translation), Andrew F. Jones (Translation)
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 30.05.1996
EAN 9780824817824
ISBN 978-0-8248-1782-4
No. of pages 336
Dimensions 211 mm x 144 mm x 25 mm
Weight 408 g
Series Fiction from Modern China
Fiction from Modern China S.
Fiction from modern China
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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