The Resource To Live

To Live

Label
To Live
Title
To Live
Statement of responsibility
Yu Hua ; translated from the Chinese by Michael Berry
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade's ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant.After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of flinty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.From the Trade Paperback edition
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Summary
Spanning some forty years, from the Communist Civil War through the Cultural Revolution, this acclaimed Chinese novel follows the life of Fugui, the spoiled son of a wealthy landlord, as he squanders his family's fortune, takes up a career as a puppeteer, loses his wife and children to the ravages of famine, and is transformed into a simple peasant. Original. 17,500 first printing
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121835
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Hua, Yu
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1974-
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Berry, Michael
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
To Live
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d0fe5f8e-02eb-4fcd-b9e4-fc9bf550a9a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307429797
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
To Live
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d0fe5f8e-02eb-4fcd-b9e4-fc9bf550a9a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307429797
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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