Guo Xiaolu, a “fighting peasant” says goodbye to her youth.

Guo Xiaolu 8After an article about her first book ” Village of Stone” and an interview ten years ago, linked to the success of her novel “Concise Chinese- English Dictionary for lovers”, I was disappointed by the three books that followed. , “20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth”, the novel “UFO in her eyes” and the short stories of “Lovers in the age of indifference”.

A fifth book “I am China” is of much better quality but … Lire la suite

Guo Xiaolu,dictionary for lovers and culture shock.

Originally published on Rue89-02/22/2008 –

No, despite its title, “A Concise Chinese-English dictionary for lovers”,  is not a book to offer for Valentine’s Day or a version, for linguists, of the Kama Sutra, but the latest book by the Chinese novelist Guo Xiaolu, whom we could meet in Paris.

Guo Xiaolu  was born thirty-five years ago in a small harbour in southern China. Her family, like many others, was torn apart by the Cultural Revolution:

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