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Buying a fishing rod for my grandfather : stories

Autore: Xingjian Gao; Mabel Lee
Editore: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2004.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Written between 1983 and 1990, these translated stories take as their themes the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory. In "The Temple" the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the "delirious happiness" of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp" a man narrowly escapes drowning in the sea, only to find that no one even noticed his absence. In "The  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Xingjian Gao; Mabel Lee
ISBN: 0060575557 9780060575557
Numero OCLC: 52478392
Descrizione: 127 pages ; 20 cm
Contenuti: The temple --
In the park --
Cramp --
The accident --
Buying a fishing rod for my grandfather --
In an instant.
Altri titoli: Gei wo lao ye mai yu gan.
Responsabilità: Gao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee.

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"Written between 1983 and 1990, these translated stories take as their themes the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory. In "The Temple" the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the "delirious happiness" of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp" a man narrowly escapes drowning in the sea, only to find that no one even noticed his absence. In "The Accident" a bus hits a cyclist and, as in stop-action film, the chaotic aftermath gives way to a calm, ordinary street comer with no trace of the previous drama. In the title story the narrator attempts to "unburden myself of homesickness" only to find himself lost in a labyrinth of childhood memories. Everywhere in this collection are powerful psychological portraits of characters whose unarticulated hopes and fears betray the never-ending presence of the past in their present lives."--Jacket.

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