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From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius.

Huang's characters — generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty — come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.

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"Huang's style (like Chekhov's and very unlike Faulkner's) is pithy, direct and clear... the clash between traditional ways and urban exigencies, the desire to fit in, the need to save face and the difficulty of making a living without losing one's self-respect are problems these characters confront every day, problems that will strike a chord with readers everywhere." Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang's characters — generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty — come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.

About the Author

Huang Chun-ming began publishing his work in the literary supplement to the United Daily News (Lianhe bao) and in the literary magazine You shi wenyi as part of the "native soil" movement.

Howard Goldblatt is professor of Chinese literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the translator of numerous books, including Rose, Rose I Love You by Wang Chen-ho and, with Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man, chosen "Translation of the Year" (1999) by the American Literary Translators Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231122610
Translator:
Goldblatt, Howard
Author:
Goldblatt, Howard
Author:
Huang, Ch'un-Ming
Author:
Chun-Ming, Huang
Author:
Huang, Chunming
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Huang, Ch'un-ming
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan (Paperback)
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.94x6.00x.59 in. .79 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231122610 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Huang's style (like Chekhov's and very unlike Faulkner's) is pithy, direct and clear... the clash between traditional ways and urban exigencies, the desire to fit in, the need to save face and the difficulty of making a living without losing one's self-respect are problems these characters confront every day, problems that will strike a chord with readers everywhere."
"Synopsis" by , From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang's characters — generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty — come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.
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