Running Wild: New Chinese Writers
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|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
Ricardo Finocchiaro said Interesting. I feel this is an interesting proposal to know contemporary chinese literature, but some of the stories lack of literary value
From Publishers Weekly By selecting 14 writers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as the United States and New Zealand, the editors of this anthology posit a China "defined not by geopolitical boundaries and ideological closures but by overlapping cultures and shared imaginative resources." In his afterword, Wang astutely, if at times pedantically, limns the common bonds of this diverse group, whose work is immensely varied in style and substance--whatever their commonalities. The avant-garde writer Yu Hua's "One Kind of Reality" is a horrifying tale of family tragedy transmogrified into multiple murder, told in a chilling, matter-of-fact tone Bret Easton Ellis would do well to study, while New York doctor Gu Zhaosen's "Plain Moon" is an elegant and economical story of the impact of the Tiananmen Square incident on one lonely Chinese American woman. "Divine Deba
The fourteen contemporary novellas and stories in Running Wild represent the best of new Chinese writers from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the U.S., and New Zealand.