Half of Man is Woman; a novel

By: Xianliang, Zhang; trans. by Martha Avery

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Small spot bottom page edges, light edge wear to dustjacket ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pages; "Poet Zhang Yonglin is sentenced to a labor camp he ironically describes as a haven amidst the hysteria of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. After he marries a woman he had seen eight years earlier, the story becomes, on one level, an analogy between his temporary sexual impotence and the postion of intellectuals. A year later he is ready to abandon his wife and escape from the camp. Cameo appearances by philosophic and literary figures Marx and Meng-tz, Othello and Song Jian discussing China and sex which allows the incorporation of non-novelistic elements while indulging in gallows humor. The references to Western culture and the translator's historical notes should make this complex and fascinating book easily accessible." This books states that it is a novel but it is a fictionalized account of the author's experiences.

Title: Half of Man is Woman; a novel

Author Name: Xianliang, Zhang; trans. by Martha Avery

Categories: Fiction, Asia, Biographies & Memoirs, Autobiography,

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1988

ISBN Number: 0886191866

ISBN Number 13: 9780886191863

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 12213

Keywords: China Cultural revolution