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Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 693 publications in 4 languages and 41,333 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Satire  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL2886.O1684, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Howard Goldblatt
Publications by Howard Goldblatt
Most widely held works by Howard Goldblatt
The Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literature by Joseph S. M Lau( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
This collection of 20th-century Chinese literature covers genres from both before and after the Communist takover in 1949. The book features short fiction, poetry and essays from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and includes short biographies of the wr
Wolf totem by Rong Jiang( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
"A panoramic novel of life on the Mongolian grasslands during the Cultural Revolution, this masterly work is also a passionate argument about the complex interrelationship between nomads and settlers, animals and human beings, nature and culture."--Man Asian Literary Prize website, viewed 1/29/10
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
Stripped of his possessions and executed as a result of Mao's Land Reform Movement in 1948, benevolent landowner Ximen Nao finds himself endlessly tortured in Hell before he is systematically reborn on Earth as each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac
Frog by Yan Mo( Book )
12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
A playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of communist China
The Garlic Ballads by Yan Mo( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Weaves ballads of a street singer with the stories of three farmers who are imprisoned for rioting during a glut in the garlic market, recounting the past and present experiences of the farmers that include the motivations of love and greed
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women, with the female body serving as the book's central metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan family. She has nine children, only one of whom is a boy - the narrator of the book. A spoiled and ineffectual child, he stands in stark contrast to his eight strong and forceful female siblings. Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman who risks her life to save several of her children and grandchildren. Each of the seven chapters represents a different time period, from the end of the Qing dynasty up through the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years
Red poppies by Alai( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
"Story of the Maichi family, its powerful chieftain, his Han Chinese wife, his first son and presumptive heir, and his second, "idiot" son, the novel's narrator and unlikely hero. The time is the 1930s, the setting a stone fortress overlooking all the family rules. A feud breaks out with a neighboring chieftain; an emissary from the Chinese Nationalists comes to the Maichis' aid with tools of modern warfare. In exchange, fields of bright red poppies, valuable in the Nationalist-sponsored heroin trade, are to be planted instead of grain in a deal that makes the family even richer and earns them the enmity of nearly everyone."--Jacket
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. A legend in China, where it won major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, Red Sorghum is a book in which fable and history collide to produce fiction that is entirely new--and unforgettable
The republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Plagued by persistent reports of cannibalism in a province known as the Republic of Wine, the Chinese government sends a special investigator to substantiate the disturbing rumors
Blood red sunset : a memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Bo Ma( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
A potent, unbridled memoir of the Cultural Revolution, Blood Red Sunset is one of China's biggest bestsellers in history, selling more than 400,000 copies. It is the story of a young man filled with ideological fervor who wrote a petition - in his own blood - to join the revolution in rural northern China. There he participated in the making of an ecological disaster on the Mongolian grasslands while joining his mates in the often brutal efforts to "re-educate" herd owners and "capitalist Chinese." Then, after casually criticizing a Chinese leader, this idealistic youth was denounced as an "active counterrevolutionary," betrayed by his friends, beaten, and imprisoned. His is a story of victimizing and victimization, a reminder of the evil we do to each other and the passionate humanity that survives against all depredations
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
The author of The Republic of Wine presents a new collection of innovative short stories, which range from the tragic to the comic and reflect the author's own disdain for bureaucracy and repression, that includes the title story, which is being made into a major film by acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou
My life as emperor by Tong Su( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Journeys back in time to imperial China, to the court of a child emperor as it follows the life of a naive fourteen-year-old prince who finds himself unexpectedly named as emperor of an entire nation and is shaped by the power, cruelty, decadence, and intrigues of the royal court. By the author of Raise the Red Lantern
The three-inch golden lotus by Jicai Feng( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
A poor girl rises to high social status in China because of her unusually small feet. When her position is threatened by reformers out to abolish foot-binding she fights them. A study in social change
Blades of grass : the stories of Lao She by She Lao( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Stories by a Chinese writer. They range from A Man Who Doesn't Lie, which is a caricature of a habitual liar, to The Grand Opening, on a hospital which gives VD patients injections of tea
City of the queen : a novel of colonial Hong Kong by Shuqing Shi( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 libraries worldwide
After having been kidnapped from her home Huang, a young Chinese girl is sold into the prostitution trade in Hong Kong. Despite these cruel beginngs she survives and prospers to become a wealthy landowner. The novel also follows the lives of other family members and generations, giving us a broad look at Chinese and British cultures and colonialism
Virgin widows by Hua Gu( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Things just keep getting better and better. ... Well, don't they? If you are a woman and you live in China, to answer this question you will need not only to look around you but to look back, to see not just how things are now but how they once were. China has traveled a long and torturous road since the collapse of the final imperial dynasty and the establishment of a modern republic early in this century; but have the nature of women's lives and their opportunities for just and equal treatment improved? Renowned writer Gu Hua confronts this issue in Virgin Widows, a poignant and disquieting novel that unfolds in alternating chapters the stories of two women whose lives, despite being separated by nearly a century, reveal a disturbing similarity. First published in China in 1985, it appears now in English for the first time
The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the great proletarian cultural revolution by Ruoxi Chen( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
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The taste of apples by Chunming Huang( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In ""The Two Sign Painters, "" TV reporters ambush two young workers from the country taking a break atop a twenty-four-story building. ""His Son's Big Doll"" introduces the tortured soul inside a walking advertisement, and in ""Xiaoqi's Cap"" a dissatisfie
The money demon : an autobiographical romance by Diexian Chen( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
This popular autobiographical novel, written by litterateur, inventor, and business tycoon Chen Diexian (1879-1940), is the story of his youth, and in it he chooses to focus on his amorous and erotic development - a rare subject in Chinese literature - revealing his passage from innocent boy, surrounded by females, to young man, armed with a new attitude toward money, business, and the women in his life. The novel is built on our narrator's relationships with the central women in his life: his mother; an affectionate nanny; his enchanting cousin; his devoted wife by an arranged marriage; a tragic peasant girl; and above all, the girl next door and his most enduring love, known - after the instrument she plays - as Koto
Retribution : the Jiling Chronicles by Yongping Li( Book )
15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
The result is an unforgettable exploration of the intersections of sexual desire, sadism, folk belief, and the inexorable cycles of karmic retribution."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Ge Haowen
Ge, Haowen 1939-
Goldblatt, H. 1939-
Goldblatt, Howard
Howard Goldblatt American translator
Howard Goldblatt Amerikaans taalkundige
Ko Hao-wen
Ko, Hao-wen 1939-
葛浩文
葛浩文 1939-
Languages
English (245)
Chinese (8)
French (2)
German (1)
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