Red Sorghum: A Novel of China
Publish date: April 21st 1993
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Our narrator’s grandparents and father are legendary. Family members and friends tell stories of how the narrator’s grandmother helped defeat the Japanese or how his grandfather was king of bandits in Shandong Province. The story of the narrator’s family is the story of China in the twentieth centur...
You can say I've developed a pretty healthy obsession with Mo Yan's writing. So healthy that I read his Nobel Prize acceptance speech (which was beautifully crafted - and long), I watched interviews of him with subtitles, I'm going to get the movie "Red Sorghum" and watch it, just because it's after...
The book is set in 1930's hina and deals with social inequities, banditry and the Japanese invasion. It ontrasts the natural beauty of the landscape with scenes of horific violence. I have a hard time deciding what I think about this novel. I don't think that its relentless violence works as well...
Fantastic! Audible has it narrated in Swedish!
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