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Family Catastrophe: A Modernist Novel (Fiction from Modern China)

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Set in post-1949 Taiwan, this novel is an intimate revelation of a family's journey to catastrophe. The father of the all-too-ordinary Fan family suddenly flees from home; his son, Fan Yeh, sets off to search for him but is repeatedly unsuccessful, returning alone to the anxiously waiting mother. As it tracks Fan Yeh's fruitless search, Wang Wen-hsing's innovative narrative unfolds the history of this family, depicting relationships both tender and brutal and divulging secrets of poverty and abuse, love and hate. Working through the complex metaphor of the family, Wang Wen-hsing examines that dissolution of a traditional ethical system and cultural identity which is the harrowing and inevitable path to modernism.

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ISBN:
9780824816186
Translator:
Dolling, Susan Wan
Author:
Wang, Wen-Hsing
Author:
Wen-Hsing, Wang
Author:
Dolling, Susan Wan
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Fiction from Modern China
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.40x5.54x.96 in. .75 lbs.

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