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ISBN: 0007119224 / ISBN-13: 9780007119226

Soul mountain

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2000. Part travel diary, part philosophy, part love story, 'Soul Mountain' is an elegant, unforgettable ... Show synopsis

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  • Soul Mountain (Flamingo) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Xingjian Gao, Gao Xingjian, Mabel Lee (Translator)

    Soul Mountain

    Trade paperback, Flamingo
    2001
    528 pages

    ISBN: 0007119224
    ISBN-13: 9780007119226

    In 1982 Chinese playwright, novelist and artist Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer, the very disease which had killed his father. For six weeks Gao inhabited a transcendental state of imminent death, treating himself to the finest foods he could afford while spending time reading in an old graveyard in the Beijing suburbs. But a secondary examination revealed there was no cancer - he had won a 'reprieve from death' and had been thrown back into the world of the living. Faced with a repressive cultural environment ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
roan

a poetic journey

by roan on Sep 1, 2007

Soul Mountain has elements of a spiritual journey and a cultural exploration. Translating such a work from Chinese is no doubt a challenge. As a result, much of the language doesn?t flow. At times, the conversations between the speaker and these ghost-like female figures seem almost adolescent. The ... More

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