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Book Title: The Garlic Ballads|
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The author of the book: Mo Yan
Edition: Methuen Publishing
Date of issue: March 16th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780413775313
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 37.88 MB
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'The Garlic Ballads' is an epic novel of love and loyalty, beauty and brutality, by China's greatest living writer.
In China's Paradise County, the peasants have grown their garlic crop for hundreds of years. But corrupt Communist officials have other plans; and when a market glut leaves the fields blackened and rotting, everything changes. Now a young girl's beauty is valued only for the price it will fetch, and a riot against the local party is brewing with terrible consequences...
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Read information about the authorModern Chinese author, in the western world most known for his novel Red Sorghum (which was turned into a movie by the same title). Often described as the Chinese Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller.
Mo Yan (莫言) is a pen name and means don't speak. His real name is Guan Moye (simplified Chinese: 管谟业; traditional Chinese: 管謨業; pinyin: Guǎn Móyè).
He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 for his work which "with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary". Among the works highlighted by the Nobel judges were Red Sorghum (1987) and Big Breasts & Wide Hips (2004), as well as The Garlic Ballads.
Chinese version: 莫言
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