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Backed Against the Sea Paperback – Sep 1 1993


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  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ East Asia Program (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939657678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939657674
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By A Customer on July 21 1997
Format: Hardcover
I read this book in a class on Modern Chinese Literature, and it was the best book in the class. Truthfully, it was not for everyone. I know at least one member of the class who found the style daunting and difficult to swallow. But I loved it. Wang is a professor in Taiwan of modern European literature, and it shows. Traces of many modernist and post-modernist techniques show up in Backed Against the Sea, as well as a complex take on things uniqulely Chinese and Taiwanese. If you like Chinese fiction, European modernism and/or post-modernism, I highly recommend this book. It is not an easy read, but I find it well worth the pleasure
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Excellent example of experimental fiction. July 21 1997
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Format: Hardcover
I read this book in a class on Modern Chinese Literature, and it was the best book in the class. Truthfully, it was not for everyone. I know at least one member of the class who found the style daunting and difficult to swallow. But I loved it. Wang is a professor in Taiwan of modern European literature, and it shows. Traces of many modernist and post-modernist techniques show up in Backed Against the Sea, as well as a complex take on things uniqulely Chinese and Taiwanese. If you like Chinese fiction, European modernism and/or post-modernism, I highly recommend this book. It is not an easy read, but I find it well worth the pleasure

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