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One Man's Bible By Gao Xingjian

One Man's Bible
by Gao Xingjian

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The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of international bestseller `Soul Mountain'. `Unforgettable. "One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.' New York Times

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One Man's Bible by Gao Xingjian

The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of international bestseller `Soul Mountain'. `Unforgettable. "One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.' New York Times

Moving between the nightmare of the Cultural Revolution and the tentative, limited liberties of the China of the 1990s, `One Man's Bible' weaves memories of a Beijing boyhood and amorous encounters in Hong Kong with a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the communist regime - where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state. A fluid, elegant exploration of memory, This novel is a profound meditation on the essence of writing and exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit - and on how that spirit can triumph.

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One Man's Bible Reviews


`Brilliant and poetic, keen and original...Gao has written a book drenched in the political turmoil in China. But his ambition is to transcend the specifics of time and place, to write a meditation on literature itself and its ability to reveal the raging, brutal, brilliant beast that is mankind..."One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling...Unforgettable.' New York Times

`An absorbing historical primer on the decades of Maoist terror...Both more personal and more political than its predecessor, "Soul Mountain", "One Man's Bible" is a Chinese variation on an important global literary theme: the desperate quest by those living under dictatorships of all kinds to escape the crushing forces of totalitarian collectivism.' TLS

`Everything a novel should be...Like all good novelists Gao creates a world, not as a kind of wallpaper or filling but as a place in which the protagonist suffers and sometimes is happy.' Literary Review

`Dreamlike, elegant and haunting.' Boston Globe

About Gao Xingjian


Gao Xingjian was born in 1940 in Jiangxi province in eastern China, and has lived in France since 1987. Gao is considered an artistic innovator in his native China, both in the visual arts and in literature. He is that rare multi-talented artist who excels as a novelist, playwright, essayist, director and painter. Two novels, the internationally best-selling `Soul Mountain' and `One Man's Bible', are available in English, as well as a collection of short stories, `Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather' and a volume of his art entitled `Return to Painting'.

Additional information

GOR001225690
One Man's Bible by Gao Xingjian
Gao Xingjian
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-07-07
464
0007142420
9780007142422
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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