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The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature
Author: Yunte Huang

ISBN: 9780393239485
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 6.6
Description:
A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.

Award-winning literary scholar and poet Yunte Huang here gathers together an intimate and authoritative selection of significant works, in outstanding translations, from nearly fifty Chinese writers, that together express a search for the soul of modern China. From the 1912 overthrow of a millennia-long monarchy to the Cultural Revolution, to China's rise as a global military and economic superpower, the Chinese literary imagination has encompassed an astonishing array of moods and styles?from sublime lyricism to witty surrealism, poignant documentary to the ironic, the transgressive, and the defiant.

Huang provides the requisite context for these revelatory works of fiction, poetry, essays, letters, and speeches in helpful headnotes, chronologies, and brief introductions to the Republican, Revolutionary, and Post-Mao Eras. From Lu Xun's Call to Arms (1923) to Gao Xinjiang's Nobel Prize-winning Soul Mountain (1990), this remarkable anthology features writers both known and unknown in its celebration of the versati...

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