24th July 2022
Recently, I finished an anthology of Modern Chinese short stories namely ‘The Picador Book of Contemporary Chinese Fiction.’
The collection, first published in 1998, is one of the best I’ve ever read; all stories are worth reading and many are excellent.
My experience of Chinese Literature has been mainly limited to the Classics: Confucius, Lao Tzu and poetry from various dynasties, so this is a great introduction to contemporary fiction.
The Picador anthology has the following contents:
Western readers may be aware of Su Tong as he wrote ‘Raise the Red Lantern’, which was filmed by Zhang Yi-mou in 1991.
If you can find a copy I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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I know this story. I need to post my review of that epic collection!
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