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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Liu Zhenyun

Remembering 1942

And Other Chinese Stories

€ 26.95

`The bestselling and award-winning author of novels satirizing contemporary China, Liu Zhenyun is also renowned for his short stories. Remembering 1942 showcases six of his best, featuring a diverse cast of ordinary people struggling against the obstacles--bureaucratic, economic, and personal--that life presents. The six exquisite stories that comprise this collection range from an exploration of office politics unmoored by an unexpected gift to the tale of a young soldier attempting to acclimate to his new life as a student and the story of a couple struggling to manage the demands of a young child. Another, about petty functionaries trying to solve a mystery of office intrigue, reads like a survival manual for Chinese bureaucracy. The masterful title story explores the legacy of the drought and famine that struck Henan Province in 1942, tracing its echoes in one man`s personal journey through war and revolution and into the present. Each story is rich in wit, insight, and empathy, and together they bring into focus the realities of China`s past and present, evoking clearly and mordantly the often Kafkaesque circumstances of contemporary life in the world`s most populous nation`-

Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
326 pagina's
Januari 2016
535 gram
235 x 159 x 19 mm
Arcade Pub gb

Levertijd: 5 tot 7 werkdagen