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The Resource Big breasts & wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; [English-language translation by Howard Goldblatt]

Big breasts & wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; [English-language translation by Howard Goldblatt]

Label
Big breasts & wide hips : a novel
Title
Big breasts & wide hips
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mo Yan ; [English-language translation by Howard Goldblatt]
Title variation
Big breasts and wide hips
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women. As the title implies, the female body serves as the book's most important image and metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900. Married at seventeen into the Shangguan family, she has nine children, none by her husband, who is sterile. The youngest is her only boy, the narrator of the book, a spoiled and ineffectual child who stands in stark contrast to his headstrong and forceful sisters. Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman, constantly risking her life to save several of her children and grandchildren as the political tides shift dramatically from year to year. ... Each of the seven chapters recounts a different era, from the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 through the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and the early years of Sun Yat Sen's Republic, the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years."--P. [4] of cover
Member of
Summary
Jintong, his mother, and his eight sisters struggle to survive through the major crises of twentieth century China, which include civil war, invasion by the Japanese, the cultural revolution, and communist rule in the new China
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130823
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mo, Yan
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2886.O1684
LC item number
F3813 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldblatt, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Big breasts & wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; [English-language translation by Howard Goldblatt]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn746296436
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 532 p.
Isbn
9781611453430
System control number
(OCoLC)746296436
Label
Big breasts & wide hips : a novel, Mo Yan ; [English-language translation by Howard Goldblatt]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn746296436
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 532 p.
Isbn
9781611453430
System control number
(OCoLC)746296436

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