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The Taste of Apples

 
 
 
 
The Taste of Apples
Author: Huang Chun-ming - Huang Chun-ming
ISBN 13: 9780231122610
ISBN 10: 231122616
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2001-05-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $27.00
 
 

From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang's characters — generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty — come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.

World Literature Today

The nine original stories . . . and Howard Goldblatt´s sensitive translations of them are now poignant classics that do credit to David Der-wei Wang´s new Modern Chinese Literature form Taiwan series. . . . Huang´s fertile imagination moves amid squatters, grotesques, misfits, oddballs -people with lifestyles characteristic of a poor, developing country prematurely unsettled by urbanization, world politics, and globalization. . . . The characters´ guilt, despair, and defiant pride are universal, generally revealed in subtle but startling ways.