Peach Blossom Paradise

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Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
New York Review of Books
Publish Date
Pages
392
Dimensions
4.8 X 7.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681374703

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About the Author

Ge Fei is the pen name of Liu Yong, who was born in Jiangsu Province in 1964. His scholarly publications include Kafka's Pendulum and his fiction includes The Invisibility Cloak (available as an NYRB Classic); the Jiangnan Trilogy, of which Peach Blossom Paradise is the first volume; and the novella Flock of Brown Birds. He was awarded the 2014 Lu Xun Literary Prize and the 2015 Mao Dun Prize for Fiction.

Canaan Morse is a translator, poet, and editor. He cofounded the literary quarterly Pathlight: New Chinese Writing and has contributed translations of Chinese prose and poetry to The Kenyon Review, The Baffler, and other journals. In 2016 he translated Ge Fei's The Invisibility Cloak for NYRB Classics.

Reviews

An engrossing retelling of the Peach Blossom Paradise myth. . . . Rather than offering a well-trodden narrative of romance and revolution, Ge Fei shows that a determined revolutionary isn't necessarily a shrewd one . . . [A] stirring, illuminating saga. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"It is impossible to enter the deeper aspects of contemporary Chinese literature without also entering the world of Ge Fei." --Enrique Vila-Matas