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The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness .
The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness play themselves out against a backdrop of political upheaval and material scarcity. Reminiscent of the concise style of classical Chinese memoirs, Cao's lean, elegant prose heightens the emotional intensity of his story. Perceptive and humorous, his voice is deeply original. It is a voice that demands to be heard-for the historical moment it captures as well as for the personal revelations it distills.
THE ATTIC Memoir of a Chinese Landlord's So.
THE ATTIC Memoir of a Chinese Landlord's Son. By Guanlong Cao. Translated by Guanlong Cao and Nancy Moskin. THIS strange little book has affinities with the great literature of suffering from our century: Kafka's fables, Primo Levi's memoirs, Anne Frank's diary (itself originally published as "The Annex," a phrase that seems to echo behind Guanlong Cao's choice of title). But there is a crucial tonal difference. Those works all derive part of their power from their allegiance to the old stories - Job's, centrally, but also Antigone's and Cordelia's - in which the innocent are struck down by a cruel fate.
The Attic: Memoir of a Chinese Landlord’s Son by Guanlong Cao .
The Attic: Memoir of a Chinese Landlord’s Son by Guanlong Cao, translated by Guanlong Cao and Nancy Moskin California, 256 pp, £1. 5, April 1996, ISBN 0 520 20405 0. Being a boy is not always easy. These two childhood memoirs differ in important respects, but they agree about the problematic nature of boyhood pleasure. The move is necessary because the father is a landlord – he owns three acres of farmland in the distant Jiangxi Province – and landlords head the new regime’s list of Five Black Categories, followed by ‘rich farmers, ies, convicts and rightists’.
Cao, Guanlong Authors, Chinese Cao, Guanlong, China sähkökirjat. University of California Press 1996.
A deeply disturbing memoir of childhood in postrevolution Shanghai
A deeply disturbing memoir of childhood in postrevolution Shanghai. Guanlong Cao grew up in a tiny attic with his parents, two brothers, and sister. They had to live this way because his father, a former landlord, was now, after the Land Revolution, a ""class enemy,"" reduced by law to a perpetual state of desperate poverty and under permanent probation with the local authorities
China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II is the second memoir written by United States Marine Corporal Eugene B. Sledge, published posthumously with foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose, without subtitle, on May 10, 2002 by University o. .
China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II is the second memoir written by United States Marine Corporal Eugene B. Ambrose, without subtitle, on May 10, 2002 by University of Alabama Press It was republished in paperback with the full title by Oxford University Press in July 2003
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