Taste of Apples

ISBN-10: 0231122616
ISBN-13: 9780231122610
Edition: 2001
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Description: 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 is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In "The Two Sign Painters," TV reporters ambush two young workers from the country taking a break atop a twenty-four-story building. "His Son's Big Doll" introduces the tortured soul inside a walking advertisement, and in "Xiaoqi's Cap" a dissatisfied pressure-cooker salesman is fascinated by a young schoolgirl. 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.

Translator's Note
Preface
The Fish
The Drowning of an Old Cat
His Son's Big Doll
The Gong
Ringworms
The Taste of Apples
Xiaoqi's Cap
The Two Sign Painters
Sayonara / Zaijian
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