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Reform and opening up was beginning will find this a familiar story a young man gets ousted from his role as a teacher only to find his feet again because of nepotism before being publicly shamed and losing it all Chuck in some manual labour class struggle angsty parents pressure to get married unreuited love and you have all the hallmarks of a late 20th century Chinese taleDon t get me wrong this isn t a particularly bad read it is uite snappy and fast paced Unfortunately for read it is uite snappy and fast paced Unfortunately for reader Life just idn t have anything particularly new or interesting to say Thank you Netgalley and Crossing for the advance copy which was provided in exchange for an honest review Lu Yao is one of the most celebrated prominent Chinese writers of the twentieth century and this one of only two novels he wrote before his passing age forty two is the first English translation A Fair Exposition Of The Principles Of The Whig Club despite being originally publishedecades ago My seemingly unuenchable thirst for knowledge on the cultural traditions of China and Japan in particular coupled with a very proficient translator made this truly a joy to read I learned a lot about the country from a historical perspective Despite being a work of fiction the author uses it as a evice so readers can witness the hardship the Chinese were subjected to in the harsh political and economic climate of the 1980s paying particular attention to class struggle and the impact of being poverty strickenIt s written in such a beautiful lyrical and moving way that I almost felt as though the author had penned this fable for me personally it s an affectingly honest piece it s clear comes straight from the heart Moving along at a brisk pace it follows etermined young man Gao Jialin as he attempts to navigate the trials and tribulations visited upon him by time and circumstance it s almost impossible not to care about our protagonist with him being so likeable and resilient This is a story that will resonate eeply with those who have come up against adversity in life and let s face it that is the majority of us at one time or another therefore it has a wonderful universality about itIn the end the reader is richly rewarded for investing their precious time and after a while I found myself savouring every single word of so much so that I was sad when it concluded as it felt as though "I Had Lost Friend I Can "had lost a friend I can hope that Yao s second and only other published work Ordinary World receives the same attention and eventual translation into English when it oes I will be thereMany thanks to Crossing for an ARC. D passionate Gao Jialin’s ifficult path to professional romantic and personal fulfillment or at least hard won acceptanceWith the emotional acuity and narrative mastery that secured his reputation as one of China’s great novelists Lu Yao paints a vivid emotional and unsparing portrait of contemporary Chinese life seen through the eyes of a working class man who refuses to be brok. Life begins as a very interesting story set in Communist China as its characters struggle with modern vs traditional ideas of work and relationships The translation is very good and for awhile
*at least it s available for free if you trial Kindle Unlimited Unfortunately the second half becomes a bit *least it s available for free if you trial Kindle Unlimited Unfortunately the second half becomes a bit Chinese soap opera and one loses interest fast The most striking aspect to me is how un Western the book s ending is as most characters find themselves where they started instead of achieving their reams Horatio Alger it is not Part one of this book almost had me put it Animism down but the book is aptly named When the book begins Gao Jialing has just lost his job and part onerags on because life seems to An Examination Of Professor Bergson S Philosophy drag on while we re getting used to life after aisappointment Part two picks up by the end of the book the title couldn t have been anything else Visit the locations in the novel hereA good friend sent me this book as he knows I enjoy a good translated novel and I was so pleased he Christian Life Its Hopes Its Fears And Its Close did This was a tiny sized book which packed an enormous punch It s one of those which lingers after you ve read it and you re left with wanting to know not just about the book but also the authorMy research told me that Lu Yao is one of the most celebrated prominent Chinese writers of the twentieth century He sadlyied aged 42 but he wrote two books which have made such a mark on the literary world He writes about the small villages and region of his youth and encapsulates their world so well with so few words it s uite remarkable The translated version is exuisitely oneThis book has a story but it s of a literary experience than a novel You float through the novelwatching the people living their culture and their problems but also their joys It s a journey where you learn a lot about the culture and history of China without actually realising it I really take my hat off to the translator that this read so easily and that the subjects were so accessible throughoutIt was heartbreaking to read about in places and to learn of the harsh political and economic climate of the 1980s Add to that the poverty the weather the harvests the lack of education and the class struggle Together this makes the novel offer a uniue view of that time from many anglesIt almost reads AS IF THE AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN if the author has written iary A personal account that I was privileged enough to read He writes from the heart and you feel the gammet of emotions through his pen A book to read slowly as each word countsI felt moved and very calm at the end A reading experience I wou. An essential masterwork from Chinese literary giant Lu Yao winner of the Mao Dun Literature Prize available for the first time in EnglishLu Yao published only two novels before his untimely eath but their extraordinary influence catapulted the author to the top tier of Chinese contemporary fiction establishing him as one of the most widely read and respected figures in Chinese litera. ,
Ld heartily recommend to find out from this Chinese author I M WreckedShe Had Thought About Dying But When She m wreckedShe had thought about ying But when she at the mountain valley she had lived and labored in for than twenty years when she looked at the earth and plants that she had kept green with her own sweat those thoughts issipated instantly She was reluctant to leave this world she loved the sun loved the earth loved w Life follows a Chinese man who just recently lost his job and now he hast to figure out what to o with his life We follow him literally living life trying to find a new place to work a new ambition a new everything He thought he had his life figured out until that moment so it s really just following his life How many times Jerusalem Vol 1 Of 2 did I just say life LOL This was aeep philosophical book on life and how we go about living it I need to read it again I An Introduction Dialogues Of Plato don t have a suitable review in my mind yet This bookeserves thought and insight I love how it makes you think and reconsider things I WILL say that
*The Main Character Was Annoying *main character was annoying Yao is a giant in Chinese literature but his works haven t found their way to the English speaking world Life is one of the first such translations and I am Selections From The William Greene Papers I delighted I found it for free on as part of their World Book Day celebrations Staying close to the heart of village life this is a poignant look at one young man s journey from misery to hope toespair all in the space of a few months This is life the author tells us This constant shift from one end of the spectrum to another There are masterful epictions of Chinese rural life the way of communist working and tender little love stories throughout What s not to like This is Lu Yao s first translated workThe author grew up in China and his writings reflect many of his own experiences He writes about young people trying to change their lives amid the many outside influences society government family class prejudices The writing is very simple and straightforward and reminded me of how Pearl Buck wrote in The Good Earth Rather lovely perhaps too simpleThe free ebook offered an accompanying free audible but I preferred not to listen to it because the reader paused before all the Chinese surnames as if he was trying to sound them out It grew very annoying 25 rounded ownLu Yao was trying to sound them out It grew very annoying 25 rounded Tears For The Little Ones downLu Yao novel Life was written in 1981 and for me this is not a novel that has aged particularly well Those familiar with the politics and goings on in China at the time the Cultural Revolution had recently ended the trial of the Gang of Four was taking place economic reform aka. TureIn this first ever translation of Lu Yao’s Life we meet Gao Jialin a stubborn idealistic and ambitious young man from a small country village whose life is upended when corrupt local politics cost him his beloved job as a schoolteacher prompting him to reject rural life and try to make it in the big city Against the vivid gritty backdrop of 1980s China Lu Yao traces the proud an.