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Overview

Snow in August by Gao Xingjian

From Gao Xingjian, a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, comes a "major drama about life." Snow in August is based on the life of Huineng (AD 633-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China. Packed with the myriad sights and sounds of both the Eastern and Western theatrical traditions, the play exudes wonder and mysticism. The many koan cases and the story of Huineng's enlightenment afford the audience fascinating vignettes of Gao's vision of life and existence—an awareness of the Void and the need for a personal peace with oneself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789629961015
Publisher: Chinese University Press, The
Publication date: 10/20/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gilbert C.F. Fong is a professor at the Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the translator of The Other Shore: Plays by Gao Xingjian (The Chinese University Press, 1999), and also editor of Hong Kong Drama Review, Journal of Translation Studies and several books on Chinese and Hong Kong drama.

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