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Soul Mountain

by Xingjian, Gao

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: HarperCollins, 2000. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee. Gao Xingjian is the first Chinese recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Clean and unmarked, tight & solid book with slight wear around cover. Pages clean, no markings of any kind, toned. In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painte Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer but six weeks later a second exam revealed there was no cancer--a reprieve. Also, he was faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a prison farm. He then fled Beijing and began a 15,000 kilometer into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this voyage is "Soul Mountain". 510 pages. 5.25 x 8 inches. 2000, HarperCollins, New York. First published in 1990 as "Lingshan"in Taiwan by Lianjing Chubanshe.

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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