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The Resource City gate, open up!, Bei Dao ; translated by Jeffrey Yang

City gate, open up!, Bei Dao ; translated by Jeffrey Yang

Label
City gate, open up!
Title
City gate, open up!
Statement of responsibility
Bei Dao ; translated by Jeffrey Yang
Creator
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Contributor
Author
UlzIQijjqfY
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"A magical, impressionistic autobiography by China's legendary poet, Bei Dao. In 2001, to visit his sick father, exiled poet Bei Dao returned to his homeland for the first time in over twenty years. He had been in exile since the Tiananmen Square uprising. The city of his birth, however, was totally unrecognizable. "I was a foreigner in my hometown," he writes: "my "city that once was has vanished." In this lyrical autobiography of growing up in Beijing--from the birth of the People's Republic, through the chaotic three years of the Great Leap Forward, and on into the Cultural Revolution--Bei Dao uses his extraordinary gifts as a poet and storyteller to create another map of the city, a beautiful memory palace of endless alleyways and corridors that mixes personal narrative and geography with the momentous history he lived through. At the center of the book is his family of five--and their everyday life together through famine and festival. City Gate, Open Up is told in an episodic, fluid style that moves back and forth through the poet's childhood, recreating the smells and sounds, the laughter and danger, of a boy's coming of age during a time of great change and upheaval."--
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Summary
"A magical, impressionistic autobiography by China's legendary poet, Bei Dao."--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10560788
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Beidao
Dewey number
  • 895.11/52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2892.E525
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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1949-
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Yang, Jeffrey
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True
Series statement
New Directions paperbook original
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  • Beidao
  • Poets, Chinese
  • Beidao
  • Poets, Chinese
Target audience
adult
Label
City gate, open up!, Bei Dao ; translated by Jeffrey Yang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925662
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780811226431
Lccn
2016039663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951925662
Label
City gate, open up!, Bei Dao ; translated by Jeffrey Yang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925662
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780811226431
Lccn
2016039663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951925662

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