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

Autore: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
Editore: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Serie: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Short stories
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
ISBN: 9780231160902 0231160909
Numero OCLC: 818985235
Nota sulla lingua: Translated from the Chinese.
Descrizione: 166 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Altri titoli: Works.
Responsabilità: 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 Per saperne di più…

 
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