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The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan : More Stories of China

Author: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China's economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. This new collection of short fiction establishes Zhu Wen as that rare creature among Chinese writers today: an author with both a fearless grasp of the chaotic violence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
ISBN: 9780231160902 0231160909
OCLC Number: 818985235
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: 166 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Contents: Da Ma's Way of Talking --
The Matchmaker --
The Apprentice --
The Football Fan --
Xiao Liu --
Mr. Hu, Are You Coming Out to Play Basketball This Afternoon? --
Reeducation --
The Wharf.
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Zhu Wen ; translated by Julia Lovell.

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The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China's economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. This new collection of short fiction establishes Zhu Wen as that rare creature among Chinese writers today: an author with both a fearless grasp of the chaotic violence of capitalist-Communist China and a sense of humor. In?The Football Fan," readers fall in with an intriguingly unreliable narrator who may or may not have killed his elde.

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Zhu's quirky rogue's gallery is both entertaining and revealing, as murderers ("The Football Fan") and apostates (all the rest) illuminate the volatile period that preceded contemporary China's Read more...

 
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