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The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up - Wenguang Huang, Liao Yiwu, Philip Gourevitch
The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up
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3.60 25
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375425424 (037542542X)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks rated it
3.0 Parts of Chinese society we almost never see.
The corpse walker. The human trafficker. The retired government official. The leper. The professional mourner. Some of these incredibly compelling stories tell the reader about the lives, struggles, sadness, triumphs of various people as they get by to survive and live. Many are on the outskirts o...
Cygan rated it
0.0 A fe!
Bardzo wiele sobie obiecywałem po lekturze tej książki, ale fatalnie się zawiodłem. Dawno nie zdarzyło mi się czytać czegoś tak kiepsko napisanego. Nawet jeśli niektóre rozmowy są odtwarzane z pamięci, zadaniem autora jest przekazanie emocji rozmówcy, naszkicowania całej jego osoby. Tu tego zupełn...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
Half-read (so far). These are excellent oral histories/narratives of people displaced, marginalized, oppressed, eccentric, and/or forgotten in the New China. In some ways reminiscent of the best of Studs Terkel's stuff, as many reviewers note, but the accounts seem more shaped, are certainly given...
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