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Soul of Chaos: Critical Perspectives on Gao Xingjian [Paperback]

By Tam Kwok-Kan (Editor)
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Gao Xingjian, the Nobel Laureate in Literature 2000, is a writer of many talents, being a novelist, playwright, stage director, painter, translator and critic at the same time. The Swedish Academy summarized in a press release Gao's achievements as follows: "an ouvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama." His novels, Soul Mountain and One Man's Bible, and his many later plays seek to rediscover the self in its originary consciousness, which is translingual and transcultural. Educated in China and now residing in France, Gao Xingjian writes in between two traditions, the Chinese and the Western. He started his literary career in the early 1980s, and has been noted for his experimentation with the dramatic form and his innovation in the use of narrative voice. In his works, he explores subjectivity beyond the limits of language by examining the self in relation to gender, culture, location and politics. This book presents a collection of critical studies on various aspects of Gao Xingjian's novels and plays. Contributors include distinguished scholars in the fields of comparative literature, theatre and Chinese studies, whose views form a critical dialogue on the writer's achievements in literature and the theatre.

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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Pages   356
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   The Chinese University Press
ISBN  9629960036  
ISBN13  9789629960032  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kwok-kan Tam is a professor at the department of english at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His areas of research include globalization and postcolonial studies, language and subjectivity, comparative literature and culture, drama, and psychoanalysis. Timothy Weiss, also a professor at the department of english at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His recent focus has been on postcolonial literature, world literature in English, and comparative literature.

Kwok-kan Tam was born in 1952 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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