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Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh (01 Edition)


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In these stories, we see the breathtaking range of Mo Yan's vision--which critics have compared to those of Tolstoy and Kafka. The stories range from the tragic to the comic, though Mo Yan's humor is always tinged with a shade of black. They embody, too, the author's deep and abiding love of his fellow man, equaled only by his intense disdain of bureaucracy and repression--despite which his fiction is never didactic. Satire, fantasy, the supernatural, mystery: all are present in this remarkable and intensely enjoyable volume.<BR>- The release of award-winning director Zhang Yimou's major film adaptation of the title story (Happy Times) in summer 2002 heightened the visibility of both the author and this collection.<BR>- This paperback is being published simultaneously with the author's mangum opus, Big Breasts and Wide Hips--a return to the sweep and ambition of his bestelling Red Sorghum--which will receive major critical acclaim and further raise Mo Yan's profile in the States.<BR>- One of the stories in the volume serves as a companion piece to the author's hugely popular Red Sorghum.<BR>- Hardcover

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Goldbaltt, Howard
Arcade Publishing
Goldbaltt, Howard
Yan, Mo
Short Stories (single author)
Publication Date:
July 2003
7.98x5.10x.63 in. .55 lbs.

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