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Ou Ning,Austin Woerner's Chutzpah!: New Voices from China (Chinese Literature Today PDF

By Ou Ning,Austin Woerner

ISBN-10: 0806148705

ISBN-13: 9780806148700

To Westerners China has usually appeared a monolith, conversing with one voice—whether that of an historic dynasty, a socialist nation, or an fiscal powerhouse. Chutzpah! New Voices from China shatters this phantasm, giving Western readers a unprecedented probability to hear the bright polyphony of chinese language fiction today.

the following, within the nation-states of realism and myth, and portraying worlds lyrical, gritty, or wildly avant-garde, 16 selections—three of that are nonfiction—by up-and-coming chinese language writers take readers from the suburbs of Nanjing to the mountains of Xinjiang Province, from London’s Chinatown to a universe doubtless sprung from a online game. In those tales one may perhaps come across a candy, lonely textile shop proprietor or a lesbian housecleaner, a posse of shit-talking vo-tech scholars or a human hive-mind. A jeep-driving swordsman girds himself for conflict via analyzing Borges and Nabokov. A Beijing-raised Kazakh boy hunts for his misplaced historical past. plots revenge at the bureaucrat answerable for demolishing his domestic. A ravenous baby falls in love with a water spirit.

those tales, gathered through Ou Ning and Austin Woerner, and provided in English through major translators of chinese language, go back and forth the breadth and intensity of China’s notable literary panorama. Drawn from the pages of Chutzpah!, one in every of China’s so much cutting edge literary magazines, this anthology bids farewell to the drained tropes of moonlight and peach blossoms, so long to the limitations of socialist realism. of their position it introduces us to the ingenious strength, boundless creativity, and kaleidoscopic range of a brand new new release of chinese language fiction.

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