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SOUL MOUNTAIN [SIGNED] by  Gao XingJian - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 2006 - from Second Story Books and Biblio.com

SOUL MOUNTAIN [SIGNED]

by XingJian, Gao

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Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2006. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 510 pages; VG; bound in fine green genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt motif on covers; gilt text blocks; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; SIGNED on limitation page by Gao Xingjian; Certificate of Authenticity loose within; shelved case 7. Gao Xingjian (born January 4, 1940) is a Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, and critic who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity." He is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship. Gao's drama is considered to be fundamentally absurdist in nature and avant-garde in his native China. His prose works tend to be less celebrated in China but are highly regarded elsewhere in Europe and the West. The novel is loosely based on the author's own journey into rural China, which was inspired by a false diagnosis of lung cancer. The novel is a part autobiographical, part fictional account of a man's journey to find the fabled mountain Lingshan. It is a combination of story fragments, travel accounts, unnamed characters (referred to by the pronouns "I", "you", "she", etc.),[wikipedia] He won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Chinese Recipient.;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.


Soul Mountain is a novel by 2000 Nobel Prize winning Chinese author Gao Xingjian, first published in Chinese in 1990. It was first published in the United States in English in December 5, 2000, and was translated by Mabel Lee. The novel is a product of the author's journey in rural areas of China, inspired by a false diagnosis of fatal lung cancer. The novel is a part autobiographical, part fictional account of a man's journey to find the fabled mountain Lingshan.




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