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By Jing Wang,Howard Goldblatt,Eva Shan Chou,Michael S. Duke,Beatrice Spade

ISBN-10: 0822321009

ISBN-13: 9780822321002

ISBN-10: 0822321165

ISBN-13: 9780822321163

Filled with mirages, hallucinations, myths, psychological puzzles, and the wonderful, the modern experimental fiction of the chinese language avant-garde represents a style of storytelling in contrast to the other. no matter if enticing the worn spectacle of background, expressing probably unmotivated violence, or reinventing outlandish Tibetan myths, those tales are outlined through their devotion to theatrics and their willful apathy towards every thing held sacred by means of the new release that witnessed the Cultural Revolution.
Jing Wang has chosen provocative examples of this new college of writing, which received prominence within the past due Eighties. Contradicting many long-cherished ideals approximately chinese language writers—including the alleged culture of writing as a political act opposed to authoritarianism—these tales make a dramatic holiday from conventions of contemporary chinese language literature through demonstrating an irreverence towards background and tradition and by way of celebrating the artificiality of storytelling. Enriched by means of the paintings of a uncommon staff of translators, this assortment offers a classy adventure which could have outraged many revolutionary-minded readers in China, yet one who additionally occupies a massive position within the canon of chinese language literature. China’s Avant-Garde Fiction brings jointly a bunch of remarkable writers (including Raise the pink Lantern writer Su Tong) to the eye of an English-speaking audience.
This e-book can be loved via these attracted to chinese language literature, tradition, and society—particularly readers of up to date fiction.

Contributors
. Bei Cun, Can Xue, Gei Fei, Ma Yuan, Su Tong, sunlight Ganlu, Yu Hua

Translators. Eva Shan Chou, Michael S. Duke, Howard Goldblatt, Ronald R. Janssen, Andrew F. Jones, Denis C. Mair, Victor H. Mair, Caroline Mason, Beatrice Spade, Kristina M. Torgeson, Jian Zhang, Zhu Hong

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