Seven contemporary Chinese women writers. -

Tekstualna građa, tiskana
Seven contemporary Chinese women writers. -
1st ed. -
Beijing, China : Chinese Literature : Distributed by China Publications Centre, 1982. -
Materijalni opis
280 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. -
Colophon title in Chinese: Dang dai nu¨ zuo jia zuo pin xuan, A collection of short stories translated from Chinese to English.
The path through the glassland / Ru Zhijuan -- The flight of the wild-geese / Huang Zongying -- Melody in dreams / Zong Pu -- At middle age / Shen Rong -- Love must not be forgotten / Zhang Jie -- The wasted years / Zhang Kangkang -- Life.

This collection of short stories presents an interesting picture of life in evolving modern China.
The stories are mostly concerned with the legacy of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, so readers interested in the tension between tradition and the country’s new-fangled hybrid of state-controlled capitalism might want to look elsewhere.
Cultural interest aside, I found some of the stories a bit too sentimental, almost maudlin at times.
Nevertheless, it held my interest and it provides that most valuable service of translated literature: it shows us that people in all cultures are more alike than unlike.
Unfortunately, the people who really need to learn that lesson will never pick up a book like this.

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