About the Author
Howard Goldblatt taught modern Chinese literature and culture for more than a quarter of a century. He is the foremost translator of modern and contemporary Chinese literature in the West and a former Guggenheim Fellow.
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Wow. I enjoyed this emmensly! The switching of narrators is creative and was succesful, and the novel gave me a new perspective on the Chinese mind, which I had not previously... Read morePublished 1 month ago by kim
I really enjoyed this book. It gives insight into the formation and change of Communist China from 1950 until 2005. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dustytexas
It was a "hoot"! I could tell by some of the language that the author's first language was not English but what a charming and delightful story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. West
Historical aspects kept my interest throughout. Humor a bonus!Published 4 months ago by P. Hastings
Funny, bawdy, dark, thoughtful. Between 1950 and the early 2000s, the hero, so to speak, reincarnates as a donkey, ox, pig, and dog for a barnyard-eye view of events in rural... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. More
I'm not a scholar of Chinese literature, but I've been reading Mo Yan's novels in consecutive order. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Biblioteca per la vendita
In Life and Death are Wearing Me Out Mo Yan provides a fictionalized and satirical account of life in China from the year 1950 to 2000. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Martin