The book byYan Lianke was a great success, which he did not expect. “The generation of my father” sold more than three hundred thousand copies. A book on the life of his village and his family and filial piety.
If you like Mo Yan, cheer up. As was told during his interview to Rue89 (30/08/2009), his novel “Frogs” has just been published in Beijing. “Frogs”, “Wa” in Chinese is pronounced like Nu Wa, goddess in Chinese mythology who created humanity, more over the frog in some provinces is the symbol of fertility.
As he said in an interview with China Daily (01/08/2010), it is a novel about his aunt, now 76 years old, who … Lire la suite
Originally published on Rue89- 30/8/2009.
Landowner or servant, all … Lire la suite
Originally published on Rue89, 24/6/2009.
The Chinese writer Mo Yan spent a week in France to present his books and his new novel to be releasd end of august.He met Rue89 with Bertrand Mialaret and Pierre Haski who had met him some years ago in Beijing. A meeting translated by Chantal Chen- Andro, translator of many books by Mo Yan.
Mo Yan is 53 years old, he was born in a village near Gaomi in … Lire la suite
Originally published on Rue89, 24/11/2008 .
If you are a vegetarian, do not read this novel! You will live in modern China, the passion for meat, the slaughtering, processing, consumption of … Meat and alcohol as allegories of greed and modern debauchery.
Boasting and lying, a “canon child”:
Two periods of time, a decade apart, are simultaneously used in the forty-one chapters, as the story telling by a child, Xiaotong Luo. As an adult, he
Originally published on Rue89, 21/11/2007.
Mo Yan is probably one of the most important Chinese writers today, certainly a possible “Nobel”. The release of “Joy” allows us to understand better his world. He is very close to his hero, nicknamed Yongli, “Eternal Happiness”.
Son of poor peasants in Shandong as the author, Yongli dreams of joining university. “Think a little, what are the benefits of being a peasant? … As long as we build … Lire la suite