Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Today's most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating read. The hero--or antihero--of Mo Yan's new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story is a deliriously unique journey and absolutely riveting tale that reveals the author's love of a homeland beset by ills inevitable, political, and traditional.
Publisher: New York : Arcade ; London : Constable & Robinson [distributor], 2012
ISBN: 9781611454277
1611454271
Branch Call Number: F Mo
Additional Contributors: Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

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Ron@Ottawa
Jan 15, 2013

This is a good-size book by Chinese Nobel Literary Prize winner Mo Yan. Excellent translation by Howard Goldblatt. It is about life re-incarnated and life seen from different angles, including that from the view point of animals. An interesting diversion to a culture and its values that the average reader would otherwise have no or little access to. Recommended for the open-minded readers.

debwalker Oct 11, 2012

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan, "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary," according to the citation read by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.

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