Item description for Escape and The Man Who Questions Death: Two Plays by Gao Xingjian by Xingjian Gao & Gilbert C. F. Fong...
Inspired by the author's personal trauma in Europe and Mao's China, these two plays scrutinize the psychology of self-proclaimed heroes and the consequences of dangerous revolutions that turn literature and art into hostages of politics, fashions, and trends.
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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher The Chinese University Press
ISBN 9629963086 ISBN13 9789629963088
Availability 0 units.
More About Xingjian Gao & Gilbert C. F. Fong
Gao Xingjian (whose name is pronounced gow shing-jen) is the first Chinese recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in 1940 in Jiangxi province in eastern China, he has lived in France since 1987. Gao Xingjian is an artistic innovator, in both the visual arts and literature. He is that rare multitalented artist who excels as novelist, playwright, essayist, director, and painter. In addition to "Soul Mountain and "One Man's Bible, a book of his plays, "The Other Shore, and a volume of his paintings, "Return to Painting, have been published in the United States.