The Resource Big breasts and wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt, (electronic resource)

Big breasts and wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt, (electronic resource)

Label
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel
Title
Big breasts and wide hips
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Title variation
Big breasts & wide hips
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
China's most important contemporary literary voice delivers a portrait of twentieth-century China full of historical sweep and earthy exuberance.In his latest novel, Mo Yan--arguably China's most important contemporary literary voice--recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women, with the female body serving as the book's central metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan family. She has nine children, only one of whom is a boy--the narrator of the book. A spoiled and ineffectual child, he stands in stark contrast to his eight strong and forceful female siblings.Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman who risks her life to save several of her children and grandchildren. The writing is picturesque, bawdy, shocking, and imaginative. The structure draws on the essentials of classical Chinese formalism and injects them with extraordinarily raw and surprising prose. Each of the seven chapters represents a different time period, from the end of the Qing dynasty up through the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years. Now in a beautifully bound collectors edition, this stunning novel is Mo Yan's searing vision of twentieth-century China
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TEFOD
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1955-
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Mo, Yan
Dewey number
895.1/352
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2886.O1684
LC item number
B54 2011eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldblatt, Howard
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  • Women
  • China
  • China
Label
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt, (electronic resource)
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http://hpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=93AA7646-B979-4CD0-80CF-AA20C475A9ED
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
System control number
  • ocn798578037
  • 5417957
Label
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=93AA7646-B979-4CD0-80CF-AA20C475A9ED
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn798578037
  • 5417957

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