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Dialogues in Paradise

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The thirteen stories of Dialogues in Paradise are eloquent in a way the West associates with both the modern and the ancient: the dark oracles of Aeschylus and Sophocles, the paranoid mystery of Kafka, the moving stream of Woolf. The work of Can Xue (a pseudonym of Changsa writer Deng Xiao-hua) renews our consciousness of the long tradition of the irrational in our literature, where dreams and reality constitute one territory, its borders open, the passage back and forth barely discernible. She fuses lyrical purity with the darkest visions of the grotesque and the result is a unique literary experience.

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The thirteen stories of Dialogues in Paradise are eloquent in a way the West associates with both the modern and the ancient: the dark oracles of Aeschylus and Sophocles, the paranoid mystery of Kafka, the moving stream of Woolf.

About the Author

Can Xue (the pseudonym of Deng Xiao-hua) lives in Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China. Dialogues in Paradise is the first collection of her work in English.

Ronald R. Janssen teaches contemporary literature and criticism at Hofstra University.

Jian Zhang is a faculty member in the English Department at East China Normal University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword: A Summer Day in the Beautiful South

The Gloomy Mood of Ah Mei on a Sunny Day

Raindrops in the Crevice between the Tiles

Soap Bubbles in the Dirty Water

The Fog

Hut on the Mountain

Dream of the Yellow Chrysanthemum

The Ox

In the Wilderness

The Things That Happened to Me in That World

The Date

Skylight

The Instant When the Cuckoo Sings

Dialogues in Paradise

Afterword: Can Xue's "Attacks of Madness"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810108318
Author:
Janssen, Ronald R.; Zhang, Jian
Author:
Canxue
Translator:
Janssen, Ronald R.; Zhang, Jian
Author:
Janssen, Ronald R.
Author:
Can, Xue
Author:
Zhang, Jian
Author:
Janssen, Ron
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
China
Subject:
China Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Tsan-hs'ueh - Translations into English
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19890631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
173
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in

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