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A private life

Author: Ran Chen; John Howard-Gibbon
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set against a backdrop of the decades that included the Cultural Revolution and the Tian'anmen Square Incident, A Private Life portrays the effect of that social change and political turbulence on the protagonists inner life as she moves from childhood to early maturity. Ni Niuniu is a talented and remarkable young woman who, unable to bear the clamor and hypocrisy of the world around her, secludes herself in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Ran Chen; Ran Chen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ran Chen; John Howard-Gibbon
ISBN: 0231131968 9780231131964
OCLC Number: 53099085
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: xiv, 214 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: All time has passed away and left me here alone --
Dancing on tiptoe in black rain --
My one-eyed nanny --
I carry an infectious disease --
Scissors and seduction --
The widow ho and her "changing room" --
A stranger to myself --
Yi Qiu --
The inner room --
A coffin looks for an occupant --
Bed-a stage for the drama of the sexes --
A new myth of Sisyphus --
A bed cries out --
Yinyang grotto --
One person's death brings punishment to another --
Endless days --
Apple bobbing --
A fiery dance of death --
A stray bullet --
The birth of Miss nothing --
The years have passed away and left me here alone --
The lonely are a shameless lot.
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Other Titles: Si ren sheng huo.
Responsibility: Chen Ran ; translated by John Howard-Gibbon.

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A tale of a young woman's emotional and sexual awakening. This book exposes the inner life of a young woman growing up during a time of social and political upheaval.  Read more...

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