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The Little Restaurant
     

The Little Restaurant

by Wang Anyi
 

This collection of short stories by one of China's most prolific female writers portrays the nuances of life in 19th century and modern China.

Wang Anyi's short stories in The Little Restaurant illuminate the emotional and intellectual complexity of the lives of the multiple generations caught up in China. Some of her short stories describe the

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This collection of short stories by one of China's most prolific female writers portrays the nuances of life in 19th century and modern China.

Wang Anyi's short stories in The Little Restaurant illuminate the emotional and intellectual complexity of the lives of the multiple generations caught up in China. Some of her short stories describe the lives of young students caught up in the Cultural Revolution who were sent away to rural communities across China to be educated and tempered in a hard scrabble existence; other stories revolve around the seemingly quiet lives of ordinary citizens in the city of Shanghai.

In effortless language and with an eye for detail, she describes their simple physical existence and their complex interior lives. Her descriptions are realistic, affectionate and vivid yet somehow they remain evocative and haunting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602202252
Publisher:
Shanghai Press
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Series:
Contemporary Writers Series
Edition description:
1st Revised Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Wang Anyi, born in 1954, is currently vice-president of the Writers' Association of China, president of the Shanghai Writers' Association and professor at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Fudan University. Her works, which began appearing in 1977, include more than 100 short stories, 40 novelettes, 10 novels and various prose pieces and essays. She has won numerous awards. Some of her works have been translated into English, German, Dutch, French, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Hebrew.

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