The Rice Sprout Song (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
182
Utgivningsdatum
1998-08-01
Förlag
University of California Press
Medarbetare
Wang, David Der-Wei (foreword)
Illustratör/Fotograf
port
Illustrationer
port.
Dimensioner
201 x 126 x 13 mm
Vikt
227 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520210882

The Rice Sprout Song

A Novel of Modern China

Häftad,  Engelska, 1998-08-01
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The first of Eileen Chang's novels to be written in English, The Rice-Sprout Song portrays the horror and absurdity that the land-reform movement brings to a southern village in China during the early 1950s. Contrary to the hopes of the peasants in this story, the redistribution of land does not mean an end to hunger. Man-made and natural disasters bring about the threat of famine, while China's involvement in the Korean War further deepens the peasants' misery. Chang's chilling depiction of the peasants' desperate attempts to survive both the impending famine and government abuse makes for spellbinding reading. Her critique of communism rewrites the land-reform discourse at the same time it lays bare the volatile relations between politics and literature.
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"Eileen Chang is a vital force, transforming the desolation of the everday into strong prose that, though stark, achieves the splendor, the permanence, of art. Splendour and desolation: the words are Chang's drawn from her work and descriptive of her experience. . . . A haunting tale. "The Rice Sprout Song reads less as an indictment of a specific regime than as a study of the effects of political power on ordinary people."--"Boston Book Review

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David Der-wei Wang is Professor of Chinese Literature at Columbia University. His current publications include Running Wild: Contemporary Chinese Fiction (1994).