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Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh

Author: Yan Mo; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-chun Lin
Publisher: London : Methuen, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of eight remarkable stories - the title work of which is being made into a film by the award-winning director of Red Sorghum, Zhang Yimou - Mo Yan shows why he is also China's leading writer of short fiction.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mo, Yan, 1955-
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh.
London : Methuen, 2002
(OCoLC)648548630
Named Person: Yan Mo
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yan Mo; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-chun Lin
ISBN: 0413771180 9780413771186
OCLC Number: 48884141
Notes: Originally published: New York : Arcade Pub., 2001.
Description: xxii, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Hunger and loneliness : my muses --
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh --
Man and beast --
Soaring --
Iron child --
The cure --
Love story --
Shen garden --
Abandoned child.
Other Titles: Shi fu yue lai yue you mo.
Responsibility: Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin.

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This title presents a collection of eight darkly humorous, surreal short stories. Ranging from the tragic to the comic, these tales embody the author's affinity for the ordinary man, and his hatred  Read more...

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