Yan Lianke has long been a thorn in the side of Chinese authorities. He has denounced key aspects of Communist China's history and policies and mostly got away with it. The Four Books was the straw that broke their back. Written in 2010 and ... Stuff.co.nz, 4 weeks ago
Yan Lianke receives Twitter Literary Prize - CHINAdaily.com.cn, 1 month ago
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If you read one satire this year The Four Books, by Yan Lianke (Chatto & Windus) R315 Because his poverty-stricken parents lacked the means to send him to university, Yan, arguably one of China's greatest living novelists, honed his writing ...Times Live South Africa, 1 month ago
A Chinese novelist explores the chasm between high-flown ideology and brutal reality in this satire on the Great Leap Forward Reading Yan Lianke's novels, you find that one phrase recurs again and again: "the higher-ups". When the passion flags, the ...Austin American Statesman, 2 months ago A fictional jump into the barbarity of recent Chinese history Abu Dhabi National, 2 months ago
Like many of Lianke's works, is unavailable in his native China; unsurprising, given its subject is the murderous stupidity of the 1958-61 Great Leap Forward — its massive, avoidable death toll still obfuscated by rulers. The Four Books Yan ...Irish Examiner, 1 month ago
Women take the lead in Tahrir Square protests in Egypt. Ellen McLarney's new book (below) looks at how women rose against a dictatorship and how their new political influence won't go away. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Spanning architecture, ...Noodls, 2 months ago
Books and authors are in the spotlight as The Bookworm hosts its annual event in the country's major cities, Xing Yi reports. The coming weeks are a feast for literature lovers in China as the annual Bookworm Literary Festival is held in eight ...CHINAdaily USA, 2 months ago Annual Bookworm Literary Festival kicks off Noodls, 2 months ago
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