Cantitate/Preț
Produs
Update 23 martie - COVID-19 - Informații privind activitatea Books Express

Lenin's Kisses. by Yan Lianke: The Story of a Family and a Nation

De (autor) Traducere de Carlos Rojas
Notă GoodReads:
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 07 Feb 2013
Deep within the Balou mountains lies a small rural town populated by disabled people. Blind, deaf and disfigured, the 197 citizens of the Village of Liven have until now enjoyed a peaceful, mutually supportive life out of sight and mind of the government.
Citește tot Restrânge

Preț: 11773 lei

Puncte Express: 177

Preț estimativ în valută:
2318 2602$ 2092£

Carte indisponibilă temporar

Doresc să fiu notificat când acest titlu va fi disponibil:

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76

Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780701188078
ISBN-10: 0701188073
Pagini: 512
Dimensiuni: 162 x 240 x 43 mm
Greutate: 0 kg
Editura: CHATTO & WINDUS

Notă biografică

Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. He is the author of numerous novels and short-story collections, including Serve the People! and Dream of Ding Village, which in 2012 was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and adapted into a film (retitled Til Death Do Us Part). He is the winner of two of China's most prestigious literary awards, the Lao She, for Lenin's Kisses, and the Lu Xun.

Recenzii

"The award-winning novelist Yan Lianke is one of China's most interesting writers and a master of imaginative satire. His work is animated by an affectionate loyalty to his peasant origins... and fierce anger over the political abuses of the regime... [this] innovative novel, with its wit, humanity and satire, sets a provocative example" -- Isabel Hilton Guardian "Yan's postmodern cartoon of the Communist dream caving to run-amok capitalism is fiendishly clever" New York Times Book Review "Brilliantly acerbic plot... Yan lets the irony of his scenario... speak for itself; his deadpan presentation makes the satire bite all the harder" -- Julia Lovell Spectator "A hugely ambitious political fable. A great ripping yarn, but also the kind of raw literary qualities that can only emanate from a non-European tradition" -- Xiaolu Guo Independent "Yan, one of China's most successful writers, is still gaining attention abroad, but this story of a village that decides to buy Lenin's corpse is Yan at the peak of his absurdist powers. He writes in the spirit of the dissident writer Vladimir Voinovich, who observed that "reality and satire are the same" -- Evan Osnos New Yorker, Best Books of 2012

Lenin's Kisses is a grand comic novel, wild in spirit and inventive in technique. It's a rhapsody that blends the imaginary with the real, raves about the absurd and the truthful, inspires both laughter and tears... The publication of this magnificent work in English should be an occasion for celebration. Ha Jin, author of Waiting This is a tale of modern China with all its wonders, marvels and absurdities and ironies roped together, making it a must-read. It's little wonder that the author has won both China's equivalences of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Da Chen, author of My Last Empress Sprawling, sometimes goofy, always seditious novel of modern life in the remotest corner of China ... Set Rabelais down in the mountains of, say, Xinjiang, mix in some Gunter Grass, Thomas Pynchon and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and you're in the approximate territory of Lianke's latest exercise in epatering the powers that be ... A satirical masterpiece Kirkus Reviews The novel's depth lies in its ability to express an unbearable sorrow, even while constantly making the reader laugh out loud ... a truly miraculous novel Ming Pao Weekly (Hong Kong) Yan Lianke weaves a passionate satire of today's China, a marvellous circus where the one eyed-man is king ... Brutal. And wickedly funny L'Express

Lenin's Kisses is a grand comic novel, wild in spirit and inventive in technique. It's a rhapsody that blends the imaginary with the real, raves about the absurd and the truthful, inspires both laughter and tears... The publication of this magnificent work in English should be an occasion for celebration. Ha Jin, author of Waiting This is a tale of modern China with all its wonders, marvels and absurdities and ironies roped together, making it a must-read. It's little wonder that the author has won both China's equivalences of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Da Chen, author of My Last Empress Lenin's Kisses wickedly satirizes a sycophantic society where money and power are indiscriminately worshiped ... As the traveling circus gains fans across the country, it becomes clear that the officials behind the scenes, not the performers, are the true freaks -- Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Wall Street Journal Sprawling, sometimes goofy, always seditious novel of modern life in the remotest corner of China ... Set Rabelais down in the mountains of, say, Xinjiang, mix in some Gunter Grass, Thomas Pynchon and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and you're in the approximate territory of Lianke's latest exercise in epatering the powers that be ... A satirical masterpiece Kirkus Reviews The novel's depth lies in its ability to express an unbearable sorrow, even while constantly making the reader laugh out loud ... a truly miraculous novel Ming Pao Weekly (Hong Kong)

Yan, one of China's most successful writers, is still gaining attention abroad, but this story of a village that decides to buy Lenin's corpse is Yan at the peak of his absurdist powers. He writes in the spirit of the dissident writer Vladimir Voinovich, who observed that "reality and satire are the same" -- Evan Osnos New Yorker, Best Books of 2012 A satirical masterpiece Kirkus Review, Best 100 Books of of 2012 Lenin's Kisses is a grand comic novel, wild in spirit and inventive in technique. It's a rhapsody that blends the imaginary with the real, raves about the absurd and the truthful, inspires both laughter and tears... The publication of this magnificent work in English should be an occasion for celebration. Ha Jin, author of Waiting This is a tale of modern China with all its wonders, marvels and absurdities and ironies roped together, making it a must-read. It's little wonder that the author has won both China's equivalences of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Da Chen, author of My Last Empress Lenin's Kisses wickedly satirizes a sycophantic society where money and power are indiscriminately worshiped ... As the traveling circus gains fans across the country, it becomes clear that the officials behind the scenes, not the performers, are the true freaks -- Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Wall Street Journal

"Yan, one of China's most successful writers, is still gaining attention abroad, but this story of a village that decides to buy Lenin's corpse is Yan at the peak of his absurdist powers. He writes in the spirit of the dissident writer Vladimir Voinovich, who observed that "reality and satire are the same" -- Evan Osnos New Yorker, Best Books of 2012 "Yan's postmodern cartoon of the Communist dream caving to run-amok capitalism is fiendishly clever" New York Times Book Review "A satirical masterpiece" Kirkus Review, Best 100 Books of of 2012 "Lenin's Kisses is a grand comic novel, wild in spirit and inventive in technique. It's a rhapsody that blends the imaginary with the real, raves about the absurd and the truthful, inspires both laughter and tears... The publication of this magnificent work in English should be an occasion for celebration." Ha Jin, author of Waiting "This is a tale of modern China with all its wonders, marvels and absurdities and ironies roped together, making it a must-read. It's little wonder that the author has won both China's equivalences of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize." Da Chen, author of My Last Empress