Shifu, You'LL Do Anything for a Laugh - Mo Yan Reviews
Description:ISBN 0413771199 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Mo Yan / Paperback / 224 Pages / Book is published 2003-04-17 by Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Mo Yan Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh
Pages: 224, Paperback, Methuen Publishing Ltd
Last Update 10.03.2014 08:33
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by - written on 16/03/09 (Very useful, 82 readings)
This is a short story collection by a writer who has been described as a Chinese Kafka, and whose magical realist style is compared to that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. There are eight stories of varying length, written over twenty years, and a preface. My favourite part of this book was actually the preface, which was absolutely amazing. Mo Yan talks about why he writes, explaining how hunger and loneliness were his muses, how his life growing up in China prepared him to write. It's a really fascinating glimpse into the mind and life of this writer. The stories have a range of different themes, all relevant to contemporary life in China. Love, ... Read the complete review
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