Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"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."
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 2012, c2006.
ISBN: 9781611454277
Characteristics: viii, 540 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goldblatt, Howard 1939-


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Jan 15, 2013

This is a good-size book by Chinese Nobel Literary Prize winner Mo Yan. Excellent translation by Howard Goldblatt. It is about life re-incarnated and life seen from different angles, including that from the view point of animals. An interesting diversion to a culture and its values that the average reader would otherwise have no or little access to. Recommended for the open-minded readers.

debwalker Oct 11, 2012

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan, "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary," according to the citation read by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.


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