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Midnight's gate = [Wu ye zhi men]

Author: Beidao; Matthew Fryslie
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The twenty essays of Midnight's Gate form a travelogue of a poet who has lived in seven countries since his exile from China in 1989. Like musical notes on the wind, the words carry us from a conflagration in New York, to the destruction in Palestine, to a prison in South Africa, to Norway, to Altea, to Inner Mongolia, to Death Valley, to a baseball game in Sacramento. At one point we are led into a basement in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Beidao; Beidao; Beidao.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beidao; Matthew Fryslie
ISBN: 0811215849 9780811215848
OCLC Number: 61109087
Notes: Parallel title in Chinese characters.
Description: 255 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: New York variations --
Lunch --
Paris stories --
Kafka's Prague --
Midnight's gate --
Empty mountain --
Poul Borum --
Breyten Breytenbach --
The master of Ithaca --
King Martin --
Backyard --
Country mouse --
Drinking stories --
Durham --
Baseball game --
Death Valley --
Shifu --
Mustard --
The eccentric Jiakai --
Uncle Liu.
Other Titles: Wu ye zhi men.
Responsibility: Bei Dao ; translated from the Chinese by Matthew Fryslie ; edited by Christopher Mattison.
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"The twenty essays of Midnight's Gate form a travelogue of a poet who has lived in seven countries since his exile from China in 1989. Like musical notes on the wind, the words carry us from a conflagration in New York, to the destruction in Palestine, to a prison in South Africa, to Norway, to Altea, to Inner Mongolia, to Death Valley, to a baseball game in Sacramento. At one point we are led into a basement in Paris where a production of Gorky's Lower Depths unfolds for an audience of one, the next moment we are in the mountains of China where Bei Dao worked for eleven years as a concrete mixer and ironworker. In these essays, the subjective experience deepens and multiplies as the reader dives into the everyday lives of immigrants, artists, political figures, as well as a host of prominent writers. And it all coheres with a poet's observations, meditations, and memories."--book jacket.

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