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Selected Stories of Lu Hsun (Norton Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"When I was young I, too, had many dreams. Most of them came to be forgotten, but I see nothing in this to regret. For although recalling the past may make you happy, it may sometimes also make you lonely, and there is no point in clinging in spirit to lonely bygone days. However, my trouble is that I cannot forget completely, and these stories have resulted from what I have been unable to erase from memory."'"Lu Hsun

Living during a time of dramatic change in China, Lu Hsun had a career that was as varied as his writing. As a young man he studied medicine in Japan but left it for the life of an activist intellectual, eventually returning to China to teach. Though he supported the aims of the Communist revolution, he did not become a member of the party nor did he live to see the Communists take control of China. Ambitious to reach a large Chinese audience, Lu Hsun wrote his first published story, "A Madman's Diary," in the vernacular, a pioneering move in Chinese literature at the time. "The True Story of Ah Q," a biting portrait of feudal China, gained him popularity in the West. This collection of eighteen stories shows the variety of his style and subjects throughout his career.

In a new introduction, Ha Jin, the author of Waiting(National Book Award winner), The Bridegroom, and other works, places Lu Hsun's life and work in the context of Chinese history and literature.

Synopsis:

"Some of these stories, I am sure, will be read as long as the Chinese language exists."--Ha Jin

Synopsis:

'\'"Some of these stories, I am sure, will be read as long as the Chinese language exists."\\\'\\\"Ha Jin\\n

\''

Synopsis:

Living during a time of dramatic change in China, Lu Hsun had a career that was as varied as his writing. As a young man he studied medicine in Japan but left it for the life of an activist intellectual, eventually returning to China to teach. Though he supported the aims of the Communist revolution, he did not become a member of the party nor did he live to see the Communists take control of China. Ambitious to reach a large Chinese audience, Lu Hsun wrote his first published story, "A Madman's Diary," in the vernacular, a pioneering move in Chinese literature at the time. "The True Story of Ah Q," a biting portrait of feudal China, gained him popularity in the West. This collection of eighteen stories shows the variety of his style and subjects throughout his career. In a new introduction, Ha Jin, the author of (National Book Award winner), , and other works, places Lu Hsun's life and work in the context of Chinese history and literature.

About the Author

Lu Hsun was born in 1881 and died in 1936. Besides writing fiction, he wrote essays and a classic work on Chinese literature.Ha Jin is

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393008487
Introduction:
Jin, Ha
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Lu, Hsun
Author:
Hsun, Lu
Author:
Lu, Xun
Author:
Jin, Ha
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
China
Subject:
China Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
China Social life and customs.
Subject:
Lu, Xun
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Library Paperback
Series Volume:
N848
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.6 x 0.8 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393008487 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Some of these stories, I am sure, will be read as long as the Chinese language exists."--Ha Jin
"Synopsis" by , '\'"Some of these stories, I am sure, will be read as long as the Chinese language exists."\\\'\\\"Ha Jin\\n

\''

"Synopsis" by , Living during a time of dramatic change in China, Lu Hsun had a career that was as varied as his writing. As a young man he studied medicine in Japan but left it for the life of an activist intellectual, eventually returning to China to teach. Though he supported the aims of the Communist revolution, he did not become a member of the party nor did he live to see the Communists take control of China. Ambitious to reach a large Chinese audience, Lu Hsun wrote his first published story, "A Madman's Diary," in the vernacular, a pioneering move in Chinese literature at the time. "The True Story of Ah Q," a biting portrait of feudal China, gained him popularity in the West. This collection of eighteen stories shows the variety of his style and subjects throughout his career. In a new introduction, Ha Jin, the author of (National Book Award winner), , and other works, places Lu Hsun's life and work in the context of Chinese history and literature.
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