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Red Ivy, Green Earth Mother

Bei, Ai

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ISBN 10: 0595006744 / ISBN 13: 9780595006748
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Title: Red Ivy, Green Earth Mother

Publisher: iUniverse

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

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Before her expatriation in the United States after the events on Tiananmen Square in June 1989, Ai Bei was recognized in her homeland as one of the outstanding talents of a new generation of young Chinese writers. Red Ivy, Green Earth Mother contains three of her best short stories and a novella and represents the first of her work to be translated into English. Provocative, shocking, and always interesting, her work strikes a universal chord while illuminating a culture and society that for many people seems clouded in mystery and stereotypes. Readers will be surprised and intrigued by the revelatory power and sensual quality of Ai Beis writing and its insights into womens roles in contemporary China.With these hauntingly dark but beautifully written and translated stories of the defoliation of beauty and sensuality, Chinese fiction takes a great leap forward onto the stage of contemporary world fiction. Through Ai Beis searing, honest narrative of a womans interior battle to remain human, we become privy to a whole new dimension of Chinas heroic efforts to once again liberate itself.Orville H. Schell

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HOWARD GOLDBLATT and SYLVIA LI-CHUN LIN are translators of Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man, which was named the 1999 Translation of the Year by the American Literary Translators Association. They live in South Bend, Indiana.

AMY TAN is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which was adapted into a PBS television series. Tan was coproducer and coscreenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club and wrote the libretto for The Bonesetter s Daughter opera. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

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