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The attic : memoir of a Chinese landlord's son

Author: Guanlong Cao
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this exquisite memoir, novelist Guanlong Cao sketches the tales of growing up in Shanghai during the tumultuous Cultural Revolution. Forced to the bottom of the Chinese society as "class enemies" because Cao's father was a petty landlord, his family eked out a meager existence in a cramped attic in a tiny corner of Shanghai. Through the eyes of a child growing into a young man, we observe the tenderness, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cao, Guanlong, 1945-
Attic.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95038541
(OCoLC)33047233
Named Person: Guanlong Cao; Guanlong Cao
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guanlong Cao
ISBN: 9780520917446 0520917448 0585070261 9780585070261 0520204050 9780520204058
OCLC Number: 44966008
Notes: Translation from Chinese.
"First paperback printing 1998"--Page iv.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 245 pages)
Contents: Memory of the belly --
The Bodhisattva's toes --
Bath --
The Penglai market --
The temple of the letters --
Anecdotes about the roof --
Going to the Great World --
Taxi hopping --
Sizzling grease --
Pigs' heads --
Sheep fat soap --
Rotten fruit --
Father was old --
Crystal radio --
The culture of killing --
The milk incident --
Relocation --
Automotive school --
Mr. Lu --
The pursuit of oil --
Chopsticks --
Sweet potatoes --
Dentist herb --
Bean dregs paste --
Wet dream --
Shovel-shaped fences --
Bao changed --
The sadness of the Phoenix fish --
Travel pass and wheat flour --
Cricoid cartilage --
Rubber plantation --
My injury --
I am hunted --
No armband --
I slapped my sister --
Farewell.
Responsibility: Guanlong Cao ; translated by Guanlong Cao and Nancy Moskin.

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This autobiographical account of growing up in urban Shanghai affords a glimpse into daily life during the 40 turbulent years following the Communist Revolution.  Read more...

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"Cao captures both the ordinary and the extraordinary events and relationships in a life ruled by Mao's Little Red Book. . . . This unadorned but artful account of his daily life . . . jolts the Read more...

 
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