POW! (Paperback)

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By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)
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Description


In this novel by the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Mo Yan, a benign old monk listens to a prospective novice's tale of depravity, violence, and carnivorous excess while a nice little family dramain which nearly everyone diesunfurls. But in this tale of sharp hatchets, bad water, and a rusty WWII mortar, we can t help but laugh. Reminiscent of the novels of dark masters of European absurdism like Gunter Grass, Witold Gombrowicz, or Jakov Lind, Mo Yan sPOW is a comic masterpiece.
In this bizarre romp through the Chinese countryside, the author treats us to a cornucopia of cooked animal fleshostrich, camel, donkey, dog, as well as the more common varieties. As his dual narratives merge and feather into one another, each informing and illuminating the other, Mo Yan probes the character and lifestyle of modern China. Displaying his many talents, as fabulist, storyteller, scatologist, master of allusion and cliche, and more, POW carries the reader along quickly, hungrily, and giddily, up until its surprising denouement.
Mo Yan has been called one of the great novelists of modern Chinese literature andthe New York Times Book Reviewhas hailed his work as harsh and gritty, raunchy and funny. He writes big, sometimes mystifying, sometimes infuriating, but always entertaining novelsandPOW is no exception.

About the Author


Mo Yan has published dozens of short stories and novels in Chinese. His other English-language works include The Garlic Ballads, The Republic of Wine, Shifu: You'll Do Anything for a Laugh, Big Breasts & Wide Hips, andLife and Death Are Wearing Me Out. Howard Goldblattis research professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame. The founding editor ofModern Chinese Literature, he has contributed essays and articles to theWashington Post, theTimes, Time, World Literature Today, and theLos Angeles Times, among other publications."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780857422217
ISBN-10: 0857422219
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2014
Pages: 392
Language: English