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Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather

by Gao Xingjian

These six stories by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian transport the reader to moments where the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory, are beautifully unveiled. In "The Temple," the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the delirious happiness of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp," a man narrowly escapes drowning in the sea, only to find that no one even noticed his absence. In the title story, the narrator attempts to relieve his homesickness only to find that he is lost in a labyrinth of childhood memories. Everywhere in this collection are powerful psychological portraits of characters whose unarticulated hopes and fears betray the never-ending presence of the past in their present lives.

El libro de un hombre solo

by Gao Xingjian

«¿La Revolución Cultural? Aquí está el reverso más crudo, el más aterrador, bajo la pluma atrayente de un calígrafo de los años de plomo.»L?ExpressÉl es un hombre solo. Sin ideales, sin mujer, sin hijos. Está vivo y al fin es libre. Él mantiene silenciosas conversaciones consigo mismo en habitaciones de hotel de distintas ciudades, acompañado siempre de hermosas mujeres con las que apenas tiene relación más allá de breves encuentros eróticos. Él es ahora un reconocido artista chino exiliado que evoca, con una sensibilidad que no hace concesiones al melodrama, los años en los que inició una batalla perdida contra el adoctrinamiento y la masificación. En el personal ajuste de cuentas que mantiene con los recuerdos de su juventud, él hace un retrato, a un tiempo hermoso y terrible, del proceso que convirtió a su país en un territorio de espías y traidores, de temerosos y arribistas, de siniestros solitarios.Gao Xingjian fue testigo y víctima de la Revolución Cultural China. Su obra fue objeto de censura por parte del gobierno chino a mediados de la década de los ochenta y hubo de emigrar a Francia. En el año 2000 recibió el Premio Nobel de Literatura, convirtiéndose en el primer escritor chino en conseguirlo.Traducción de Xin Fei y José Luis Sánchez

Soul Mountain

by Gao Xingjian

In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer--he had won "a second reprieve from death." Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kilometers into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain.Bold, lyrical, and prodigious, Soul Moutain probes the human soul with an uncommon directness and candor and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.

Soul Mountain

by Gao Xingjian Mabel Lee

A novel by the Nobel Prize winning author, loosely based on his 15000 kilometer trek out of China, where the narrator seeks the sacred mountain of Lingshan.

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