Nine continents a memoir in and out of China by Xiaolu Guo

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Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Biography,
  • Women,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Chinese Authors,
  • English Authors

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Book details

StatementXiaolu Guo
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9450.9.G86 Z46 2017b
The Physical Object
Pagination366 pages
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26932822M
ISBN 100802127134
ISBN 109780802127136
LC Control Number2017032639
OCLC/WorldCa1004957178

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Nine Continents shows the rewards of listening to an unleashed voice remembering and speaking with full freedom.” ― Wall Street Journal “It is the journey through heady, whiplash times that helps us understand where the nation is going Perhaps [her elegy] for vanished homes in China required distance to write 4/5(20).

I have loved and found Xiaolu Guo’s fiction so fresh and original since ‘A Concise Chinese – English Dictionary for Lovers’. I was thrilled when I discovered that she had written a memoir and ‘Nine Continents’ didn’t disappoint.

At all. Far from it, I found this book /5. Her vivid, poignant memoir, Nine Continents is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders. Her vivid, poignant memoir, Nine Continents is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders.

Xiaolu Guo has traveled further than most to become who she needed to : Xiaolu Guo. Poor, emaciated, and uneducated, Guo experienced a harsh childhood scraping by on rice porridge and the promise a Taoist monk made to her and her grandmother: "The girl is a peasant will cross the sea and travel the Nine Continents."Author: Xiaolu Guo.

So begins “Nine Continents,” Guo’s tumultuous memoir that scales not only continents, but cultural and emotional landscapes, too. Under communism’s gloomy veil and Guo’s dubious beginnings, we see.

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Guo intersperses scenes from a Buddhist folk tale throughout the book, providing a dreamy feel to an often hard-edged story. While she does discuss the many influences on her artistic life, Guo does not really reflect on her practice. Originally titled “Once Upon A Time in the East,” which hit UK shelves last January, the US edition, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, arrives this month as a testimony to resilience Author: Terry Hong.

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for AutobiographyXiaolu Guo is one of the most acclaimed Chinese-born writers of her generation, an iconoclastic and completely contemporary voice.

Her vivid, poignant memoir, Nine Continents is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country, and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders.

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