The Noodle Maker (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Kinesiska
Antal sidor
192
Utgivningsdatum
2005-05-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Vintage
Översättare
Flora Drew
Originalspråk
Chinese
Dimensioner
199 x 129 x 13 mm
Vikt
166 g
ISBN
9780099459064

The Noodle Maker

av Ma Jian
Häftad,  Kinesiska, 2005-05-01
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Every week, a writer of political propaganda and a professional blood donor meet for dinner. They are unlikely friends - one of them tortured by his 'art', the other fat and wealthy from the earthy business of providing spare blood for the citizens of China. Over the course of one especially gastronomic evening, the writer starts to complain about his latest Party commission: the story of an ordinary soldier who sacrifices his life to the revolutionary cause. This is not the novel he wants to write, he tells his friend. Inside his head lives an unwritten book about the people he knows or sees everyday on the streets - people who lives are far more representative of the world in which he lives...
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Compelling, inventive and bleakly funny * Big Issue * Deep black humour...owes a debt to Italo Calvino * Daily Telegraph * Ma's writing shines a light that is both humane and angry into some of the dustiest corners of a closed and often forgotten society * Observer * Playful and wonderfully dark...a Chinese Kundera -- Philip Marsden

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Ma Jian was born in Qingdao, China. He is the author of seven novels, a travel memoir, three story collections and two essay collections. He has been translated into twenty-six languages. Since the publication of his first book in 1987, all his work has been banned in China. He now lives in exile in London