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The Resource Life and death are wearing me out : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Life and death are wearing me out : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt

Label
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel
Title
Life and death are wearing me out
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Life and Death are Wearing Me Out opens in hell on January 1, 1950, nearly two years after Mao Zedong's Land Reform Movement overturned the traditional order of rural China. For those two years, Lord Yama, king of the underworld, has submitted Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his uncommon kindness to all who worked his land, to every possible torture to make him admit the charges that led to his execution at the hands of newly empowered peasants. But even after being fried alive - the ultimate torture in hell - Ximen Nao continues to proclaim his innocence."
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Summary
Stripped of his possessions and executed as a result of Mao's Land Reform Movement in 1948, benevolent landowner Ximen Nao finds himself endlessly tortured in Hell before he is systematically reborn on Earth as each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Awards note
2012 winner of the Nobel Prize in iterature.
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258593
Cataloging source
NJB
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1955-
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Mo, Yan
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1939-
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Goldblatt, Howard
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True
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  • Novel
  • Landowners
  • Reincarnation
  • Land tenure
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of : Sheng si pi lao
Control code
000050141486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 540 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781611454277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)816551087
Label
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Publication
Note
Translation of : Sheng si pi lao
Control code
000050141486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 540 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781611454277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)816551087

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