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Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused: Fiction from Today's China
by Howard Goldblatt (Editor)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802134491, Paperback)
Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused is a showcase for 20 writers from the new literary generation in China. Hard-core realism, experimental prose, and black humor; exoticism and eroticism;shocking tales of brutality, tender evocations of love, and engrossing mysteries all coexist in an anthology that spans nearly a decade, ten years that have witnessed a dizzying array of societal and political changes. Almost all of the stories appear in English translation for the first time. Includes Shi Tiesheng, First Person”; Hong Ying, The Field”; Su Tong, The Brothers Shu”; Wang Meng, A String of Choices”; Li Rui, Sham Marriage”; Duo Duo, The Day I Got to Xi’an”; Chen Ran, Sunshine Between the Lips”; Li Xiao, Grass on the Rooftop”; Yu Hua, The Past and the Punishments”; Mo Yan, The Cure”; Ai Bei, Green Earth Mother”; Cao Naiqian, When I Think of You Late at Night, There’s Nothing I Can Do”; Can Xue, The Summons”; Bi Feiyu, The Ancestor”; Yang Zhengguang, Moonlight over the Field of Ghosts”; Ge Fei, Remembering Mr. Wu You”; Chen Cun, Footsteps on the Roof”; Chi Li, Willow Waist”; Kong Jiesheng, The Sleeping Lion”; Wang Xiangfu, Fritter Hollow Chronicles.”
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:49 -0400)
Twenty stories by Chinese writers as they break free of the grip of uniformity which held them for over four decades. The stories include Can Xue's The Summons, on the last days of a murderer, Su Tong's The Brothers Shu, on male rivalry for a woman, and A String of Choices, which is a satirical look at Chinese health care by Wang Meng, a deposed minister of culture.
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