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The Resource Soul mountain, Gao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee

Soul mountain, Gao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee

Label
Soul mountain
Title
Soul mountain
Statement of responsibility
Gao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee
Title variation
Soul mountain = Ling shan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
In 1982 Chinese playwright, novelist and artist Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer, the very disease which had killed his father. For six weeks Gao inhabited a transcendental state of imminent death, treating himself to the finest foods he could afford while spending time reading in an old graveyard in the Beijing suburbs. But a secondary examination revealed there was no cancer - he had won a 'reprieve from death' and had been thrown back into the world of the living. Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing. He travelled first to the ancient forests of central China and from there to the east coast, passing through eight provinces and seven nature reserves, a journey of fifteen thousand kilometres over a period of five months. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Moutain. Interwoven into this picaresque journey are myriad stories and countless memorable characters - from venerable Daoist masters and Buddhist monks and nuns to mythical Wild Men; deadly Qichun snakes to farting buses. Conventions are challenged, preconceptions are thwarted and the human condition, with all its foibles and triumphs, is laid bare
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Cataloging source
CVU
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1940-
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Gao, Xingjian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lee, Mabel
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  • Life changing events
  • China
  • China
Label
Soul mountain, Gao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature"--Cover
  • Translation of: Ling shan
Bibliography note
"Major publications by Gao Xingjian": p. 557-561
Control code
000024212298
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
561 p.
Isbn
9780732281373
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57464006
Label
Soul mountain, Gao Xingjian ; translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee
Publication
Note
  • "Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature"--Cover
  • Translation of: Ling shan
Bibliography note
"Major publications by Gao Xingjian": p. 557-561
Control code
000024212298
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
561 p.
Isbn
9780732281373
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)57464006

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