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The Past and the Punishments - Eight Stories

English · Paperback / Softback

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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.

It is no wonder that Yu Hua's stories caused a sensation when they first appeared in the 1980s. His work represents a sophisticated and often disturbing revolution in the Chinese literary tradition, reminiscent of the fiction of modernists like Kafka, Kawabata, Borges, and Robbe-Grillet, but drawing inspiration from several strains of traditional Chinese narrative as well.

This is the first collection of 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.


Product details

Authors Yu Hua, Hua Yu, Yu Hua
Assisted by Andrew F Jones (Translation), Andrew F. Jones (Translation)
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.05.1996
 
EAN 9780824818173
ISBN 978-0-8248-1817-3
No. of pages 336
Dimensions 136 mm x 204 mm x 22 mm
Weight 307 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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