The Wild Land
by Jia Pingwa
A collection Jia Pingwa's most celebrated prose essays, each in their first English translation.
"What do people fear the most? The answer is: the sound of knocking at the door. I have moved five times while living in the city. Each time to a single - or two-bedroom apartment with one sitting room. All day long, my door was pounded like a drum."
Jia Pingwa is one of the best-known and most prolific novelists in contemporary China. Now, in its first English translation, The Wild Land brings together a collection of his most celebrated prose essays. Delving deep into his diverse preoccupations – fate, art, religion and interpersonal relationships – this richly rewarding anthology gives a fascinating insight into the mind of one of modern Chinese literature’s most revered sons.
This book is part of Shaanxi Stories, a series of translated works by acclaimed authors from the Shaanxi province of China, produced by Valley Press in collaboration with Northwest University, Xi’an. The series editors are Hu Zongfeng and Robin Gilbank.
Date Published: 2022-03-10
Catalogue Number: VP0193
Number of Pages: 144
Text design by Peter Barnfather
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