Red Sorghum: A Novel of China

Mo Yan (Author) Howard Goldblatt (Translator)
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Description

Red Sorghum is a novel of family, myth, and memory, set during the fratricidal barbarity of the 1930s, when the Chinese battled both Japanese invaders and each other. [It is] narrated by a young man at the end of the cultural revolution who tells the stories of his father, Douguan; his granddad, the most ruthless and infamous bandit and guerrilla commander in the region; and his grandma who fell in love with the commander when he raped her in the sorghum fields, only three days after her arranged marriage.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
April 01, 1994
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140168549
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About the Author

Mo Yan is the pen name of the Chinese novelist Guan Moye, who is one of the most celebrated writers in the Chinese language. His best-known novels in the West include Red Sorghum, which was made into an award-winning film; The Garlic Ballads, Shifu: You'll Do Anything for a Laugh; and Big Breasts and Wide Hips. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first resident of mainland China to win the award.

Reviews

"Mo Yan . . . brilliantly and fondly re-creates life with visceral writing that reeks of gunpowder, blood, and death." --The New York Times Book Review

Praise for the work of Mo Yan:

"Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition." --The Nobel Prize Committee

"Mo Yan's voice will find it's way into the heart of the American reader, just as Kundera and García Márquez have." --Amy Tan