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HEAVY WINGS by  Zhang; (Translated from the Chinese By Howard Goldblatt) Jie - First Edition, First Printing - 1989 - from 100 POCKETS and Biblio.com

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HEAVY WINGS

by Jie, Zhang; (Translated from the Chinese By Howard Goldblatt)

Condition: New/New


New York, NY: Grove Weidenfeld/Wheatland Corporation, 1989. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. A social novel, first recipient of the Mao Dun literary award, of contemporary China. First published in 1980 under the title : Chenzhong de Chibang (or, Ch'en-chung ti Ch'ih-pang). The primary text for this English translation is based on the serialized magazine version (1980, Shiyue, or October, quarterly) with some author-approved deletions and modification. A novel set at Morning Light Auto Works, around which a complex nexus live out their lives --- an idealist factory manager undermined by corrupt and pragmatically self-serving party cadres, investigative reporters propelled by social conscience, underpaid workers with discontent wives, and of young lovers and suitors. An intimate and vivid portrait of the sway of entrenched particularistic interests in a world where official doctrines sing of a classless society of equality. Economist by training, novelist and writer Zhang Jie (1937 - ) was assigned to factory work for rehabilitation during the Cultural Revolution; she began writing only after Mao's demise and the fall of the Gang of Four.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. New/New.


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