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Jiangnan, that part of east-central China watered by the Yangzi River, is the ironically Edenic setting for these six powerful tales of devotion, betrayal, and defilement. Zhu Lin, a uniquely angry female voice on China's literary scene, takes a particular interest in the plight of young women whose exceptional qualities of rural society toward women in such stark and ultimately tragic terms. Serpents tyrannize the innocent in this fictional Jiangnan garden. The title story refers to a fragrant, blood-red flower known as the snake's pillow, which symbolizes an innocent girl betrayed and violated by a male figure of authority. Zhu Lin has said if her fiction that its purpose is to "summon the souls" of readers who have lost themselves in the turbulence of a society in the transition to modernity- and then to restore these lost souls to the bodies they have left.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824815493
Translator:
King, Richard
Author:
Zhu, Lin
Author:
Lin, Zhu
Author:
King, Richard
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Chu, Lin
Subject:
Zhu, Lin
Subject:
Zhu, Lin - Translations into English
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Fiction from Modern China
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.26x5.52x.80 in. .76 lbs.

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