30 pages. Dimensions: 11.0in. x 8.5in. x 0.1in.Is Dream-eating Beast a monster Who is Yeh Shyr Tau What has he got to do with the Dream-eating beastThe Dream-eating Beast came into existence with the birth of Yeh Shyr Tau. During his youth, Ye Shi-tao used to play in the Hulu (Gourd) alley. While he was receiving his education, he also read books he liked. During a day when he was seventeen, his dream to be an author was fulfilled -- his writing was accepted for publication. Even after the finance of his family slid downwards, Yeh Shyr Tau still worked as a teacher to feed his Dream-eating Beast and his family members; although this Dream-eating Beast had caused Yeh Shyr Tau to go through all kinds of hardships in life, in the mean time it also shone light in the life of Yeh Shyr Tau, making him an important author and critic in the history of literature of Taiwan. In Looking Back at Taiwan Literature, Yeh Shyr Tau wrote: It goes without saying that an author is like a beast feeding on dreams. How does he know that this Dream-eating beast also has the need of daily bread, and bread is nothing that can be earned by merely dreaming all day This Dream-eating beast is Yeh Shyr Tau the author, as well as the literature that he loves! This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #
Book Title: The Dream-eating Animal: The Story of Yeh Shyr Tau
Yeh Shyr Tau (1925.11.01-2008.12.11) was a true to the spirit a Tainan native. He was also praised as the pilotage in the sea of Taiwan literature.
Yeh Shyr Tau was an important literature critic in the postwar Taiwan Literature. His book, entitled Outlines of the History of Literature in Taiwan, was the first book on the history of Taiwan Literature after the War. It was the book on the history of Taiwan literature by a true Taiwanese. Because of this contribution, he was considered the founder of the study of Taiwan literature. Other than literature critic reviews, he was also a write on novels and prose. His novel, Spring Dreams in HuLu (a kind of gourd) Alley was made into a movie.
He often used the saying, "To be a writer is punishment from Heaven" to describe himself. However, during his career in writing, he wrote more than 8 million words. He said writers are a kind of animals which sustain their lives by eating dreams. Actually, this dream eating animal is a true representation of the literature created by Yeh Shyr Tau and his writing dreams, or even his "literature soul", or himself.
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Title: The Dream-eating Animal The Story of Yeh ...
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