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Polyphony Embodied - Freedom and Fate in Gao Xingjian's Writings

Author: Michael Lackner; Nikola Chardonnens
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2014.
Series: Chinese-western discourse.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like artists, important writers defy unequivocal interpretations. Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, is a cosmopolitan writer, deeply rooted in the Chinese past while influenced by paragons of Western modernity. The present volume brings together for the first time a collection of essays on the themes of freedom and fate in the creative works of Gao Xingjian.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Xingjian Gao; Gao, Xingjian; Xingjian Gao
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lackner; Nikola Chardonnens
ISBN: 9783110351880 3110351889
OCLC Number: 890071027
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Introduction / Lackner, Michael ; Chardonnens, Nikola --
Freedom and Literature / Xingjian, Gao --
Gao Xingjian’s Transcultural Aesthetics in Fiction, Theater, Art, and Film / Lee, Mabel --
The Aesthete as Revolutionary: Saving Art from Politics / McDonald, John --
The Silence of Buddha: Triangulating Gao Xingjian, Brecht, and Beckett / Tatlow, Antony --
Gao Xingjian’s Notion of Freedom / Zaifu, Liu --
Reading Gao Xingjian’s Treatment of Freedom in Soul Mountain and One Man’s Bible in the Sartrean Framework / Yeung, Jessica --
The Concept of Freedom in Gao Xingjian’s Novel One Man’s Bible / Liying, Wang --
Sex, Freedom, and Escape in Gao Xingjian’s One Man’s Bible / Dutrait, Noël --
Wild Man and the Idea of Freedom / Fong, Gilbert C. F. --
Toward an Aesthetics of Freedom / Gang, Lin --
Gao Xingjian Carefree: Of Mountains and Seas and Carefree as a Bird / Yinde, Zhang --
Tradition and Freedom: The Artistic World of Gao Xingjian and His Play Hades / Oh, Sookyung --
Multivocality as Critique of Reality: Fate and Freedom in Gao Xingjian’s The Man Who Questions Death / Ren, Quah Sy --
Between Memory and Forgetting: Ten Years after Gao Xingjian’s Winning of the Nobel / Lim, Wah Guan --
Finding Freedom and Reshaping Fate: An Exile’s Disentanglement from Obsession in Gao Xingjian’s Novels / Li, Lily --
Fate as (Re)Visioning of the Self in Soul Mountain / Tam, Kwok-kan --
Trap Revisited: The Man Who Questions Death and the Tragedy of Modern Man / Chan, Shelby --
Index of Works by Gao Xingjian --
Name Index.
Series Title: Chinese-western discourse.
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