One Man's Bible

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9780007142422: One Man's Bible

The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of international bestseller 'Soul Mountain'. 'Unforgettable. "One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.' New York Times Moving between the nightmare of the Cultural Revolution and the tentative, limited liberties of the China of the 1990s, 'One Man's Bible' weaves memories of a Beijing boyhood and amorous encounters in Hong Kong with a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the communist regime - where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state. A fluid, elegant exploration of memory, This novel is a profound meditation on the essence of writing and exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit - and on how that spirit can triumph.

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Gao Xingjian was born in 1940 in Jiangxi province in eastern China, and has lived in France since 1987. Gao is considered an artistic innovator in his native China, both in the visual arts and in literature. He is that rare multi-talented artist who excels as a novelist, playwright, essayist, director and painter. Two novels, the internationally best-selling 'Soul Mountain' and 'One Man's Bible', are available in English, as well as a collection of short stories, 'Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather' and a volume of his art entitled 'Return to Painting'.

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