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Snow in August

Xingjian, Gao

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ISBN 10: 9629960680 / ISBN 13: 9789629960681
Published by The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated 1s Edition in English (2003). SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). DJ lightly rubbed; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 029000

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Title: Snow in August

Publisher: The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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From Gao Xingjian, a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, comes a "major drama about life.

Snow in August blends Eastern and Western cultures. In form, there are elements of Shakespearean and Greek tragedy, but in spirit, it embodies a uniquely Eastern sensibility."―Gao Xingjian

Snow in August is based on the life of Huineng (AD 633-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China. Packed with the myriad sights and sounds of both the Eastern and Western theatrical traditions, the play exudes wonder and mysticism. The many koan cases and the story of Huineng's enlightenment afford the audience fascinating vignettes of Gao's vision of life and existence ¢w an awareness of the Void and the need for a personal peace with oneself.

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From Gao Xingjian, a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, comes a "major drama about life." Snow in August is based on the life of Huineng (AD 633-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China. Packed with the myriad sights and sounds of both the Eastern and Western theatrical traditions, the play exudes wonder and mysticism. The many koan cases and the story of Huineng's enlightenment afford the audience fascinating vignettes of Gao's vision of life and existence―an awareness of the Void and the need for a personal peace with oneself.

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