0385339356 Shaogong, Han. A Dictionary of Maquiao. Lovell (translated by), Julia. NY: Dial Press, 2003. xviii, 394pp. Glossary. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Good with rubbed and bumped edges and two irremovable price stickers on rear cover. Story of a young man displaced to a small village in rural China. Bookseller Inventory # USHADIC00MEL
Synopsis: From the daring imagination of one of China’s greatest living novelists comes a work of startling power and originality–the story of a young man “displaced” to a small village in rural China during the 1960s. Told in the format of a dictionary, with a series of vignettes disguised as entries, A Dictionary of Maqiao is a novel of bold invention–and a fascinating, comic, deeply moving journey through the dark heart of the Cultural Revolution.
Entries trace the wisdom and absurdities of Maqiao: the petty squabbles, family grudges, poverty, infidelities, fantasies, lunatics, bullies, superstitions, and especially the odd logic in their use of language–where the word for “beginning” is the same as the word for “end”; “little big brother” means older sister; to be “scientific” means to be lazy; and “streetsickness” is a disease afflicting villagers visiting urban areas. Filled with colorful characters–from a weeping ox to a man so poisonous that snakes die when they bite him–A Dictionary of Maqiao is both an important work of Chinese literature and a probing inquiry into the extraordinary power of language.
Book Description: One of the most-talked about works of fiction to emerge from China in recent years, this novel about an urban youth "displaced" to a small village in rural China during the Cultural Revolution is a fictionalized portrait of the author's own experience as a young man.
Title: A Dictionary of Maqiao
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Good
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