Ballad of the Himalayas: Stories of Tibet

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In this collection of short stories, Ma Yuan tells enigmatic tales about an eponymous narrator's travels in Tibet that question the very meaning of "story" and our assumptions about meaning itself. Yang Xiaobin's introduction explores Ma Yuan's role as China's first postmodernist author. Ma Yuan's stories and novellas develop metafiction in synergy with Tibetan Buddhism's notion of the cosmos as an illusion. Ma Yuan is of interest for his cloaked allusions to the tortured relationship between Chinese and Tibetans. Where ...

Ballad of the Himalayas: Stories of Tibet 2011, Merwinasia, Portland

ISBN-13: 9780983299189

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