Ruined City: A Novel

Ruined City: A Novel

Jia Pingwa Howard Goldblatt 贾平凹 / Jan 25, 2020

Ruined City A Novel When originally published in Ruined City Fei Du was promptly banned by China s State Publishing Administration ostensibly for its explicit sexual content Since then award winning author Jia Pi

  • Title: Ruined City: A Novel
  • Author: Jia Pingwa Howard Goldblatt 贾平凹
  • ISBN: 9780806151731
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • When originally published in 1993, Ruined City Fei Du was promptly banned by China s State Publishing Administration, ostensibly for its explicit sexual content Since then, award winning author Jia Pingwa s vivid portrayal of contemporary China s social and economic transformation has become a classic, viewed by critics and scholars of Chinese literature as one of the When originally published in 1993, Ruined City Fei Du was promptly banned by China s State Publishing Administration, ostensibly for its explicit sexual content Since then, award winning author Jia Pingwa s vivid portrayal of contemporary China s social and economic transformation has become a classic, viewed by critics and scholars of Chinese literature as one of the most important novels of the twentieth century Howard Goldblatt s deft translation now gives English speaking readers their first chance to enjoy this masterpiece of social satire by one of China s most provocative writers While eroticism, exoticism, and esoteric minutiae the pornography that earned the opprobrium of Chinese officials pervade Ruined City, this tale of a famous contemporary writer s sexual and legal imbroglios is an incisive portrait of politics and culture in a rapidly changing China In a narrative that ranges from political allegory to parody, Jia Pingwa tracks his antihero Zhuang Zhidie through progressively involved and inevitably disappointing sexual liaisons Set in a modern metropolis rife with power politics, corruption, and capitalist schemes, the novel evokes an unrequited romantic longing for China s premodern, rural past, even as unfolding events caution against the trap of nostalgia Amid comedy and chaos, the author subtly injects his concerns about the place of intellectual seriousness, censorship, and artistic integrity in the changing conditions of Chinese society Rich with detailed description and vivid imagery, Ruined City transports readers into a world abounding with the absurdities and harshness of modern life.

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    1. Nếu được đọc bản đầy đủ tác giả không phải cắt đi do kiểm duyệt, truyện này xứng đáng trọn 5 sao.


    2. 4 1/2 stars. As I noted repeatedly in my status updates while reading this book, I feel like I don't have enough context to judge it knowledgeably (or even fairly). But I'm going to give it a score based purely on my emotional reaction to it. (Friends who read Chinese, please feel free to argue with me.) This novel is quite different from other works of contemporary Chinese literature I've read recently: it's a predominantly straightforward realistic narrative, with only very minor touches of co [...]


    3. I love to sample literature from different cultures and Chinese literature had always been one that I wanted to try, so a couple of weeks ago I started reading the classic Dream of the Red Chamber, but fifty pages later I gave up. It was too boring for me as old classics tend to be, so I decided to find something more modern, more complex. After some searching I stumbled upon this book and it seemed like it would make for a better foray into Chinese literature. I wasn't disappointed, it was ever [...]






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