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Mo Yan (literally, “don’t speak”) is the pen name of Guan Moye. Born in 1955 in Gaomi, Shandong province, he is the author of ten novels and more than seventy short stories. Mo Yan is the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature.
Very INTERESTING in regard to China's history and way of life. Harsh realities, downtrodden masses, political corruption abounds. Amidst all, a love story proceeds. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lana D
Nobel prize for Literature yes but to read this Mo Yan novel you need to be given a penance for your sins of the past. What is it about the oriental love of suffering!Published 14 months ago by Robin Courtney
Reminded me that nothing has changed regarding hierarchical ways of China today. Elegant way of describing the country from yesterday to today.Published on November 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Mo Yan's imagery reaches into your gut and twists, but the his characters make you enjoy every moment. Highly recommend!Published on March 31, 2013 by Chris Hagen
Told in alternating chapters, the narrator skillfully weaves together a portrait of a culture different from that of the west, and it is a tribute to Mo Yan's narrative skill that... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Joseph Walsh
Some interesting writing, but rambles on... Not something I would recommend, I am having a very hard time developing any sympathy for the first character.Published on January 21, 2013 by Acacia Cheuvront