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The Resource Naked earth, by Eileen Chang ; introduction by Perry Link

Naked earth, by Eileen Chang ; introduction by Perry Link

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Naked earth
Title
Naked earth
Statement of responsibility
by Eileen Chang ; introduction by Perry Link
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"An NYRB Classics Original After leaving the Mainland for Hong Kong in 1952, Eileen Chang was commissioned by the United States Information Service to write two books, one of which was her magnificent novel Naked Earth. Far from being a simplistic exercise in anti-Communist propaganda (two previous novels Chang wrote were pro-Communist), Naked Earth is a powerfully moving, Balzacian tale that follows two young students, Liu Ch'uen and Su Nan, who fall in love at a time when, as Chang writes, "the whole country lay stretched out like an open palm, ready to close around any one person at any minute." Mao's land reform movement is in full force, and Liu and Su Nan are sent to a farm to help the peasants take over the fields. The work is hard, the nights long, and slowly it becomes clear that spies abound. Both Liu and Su Nan harbor festering secrets that are pulling them apart and Liu is eventually imprisoned by his enemies and sent to fight on the Korean front. A romance, a thrilling drama, a tragedy, Naked Earth is a stunning work of twentieth-century fiction by one of China's most revered modern novelists"--
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Summary
"An NYRB Classics Original After leaving the Mainland for Hong Kong in 1952, Eileen Chang was commissioned by the United States Information Service to write two books, one of which was her magnificent novel Naked Earth. Far from being a simplistic exercise in anti-Communist propaganda (two previous novels Chang wrote were pro-Communist), Naked Earth is a powerfully moving, Balzacian tale that follows two young students, Liu Ch'uen and Su Nan, who fall in love at a time when, as Chang writes, "the whole country lay stretched out like an open palm, ready to close around any one person at any minute." Mao's land reform movement is in full force, and Liu and Su Nan are sent to a farm to help the peasants take over the fields. The work is hard, the nights long, and slowly it becomes clear that spies abound. Both Liu and Su Nan harbor festering secrets that are pulling them apart and Liu is eventually imprisoned by his enemies and sent to fight on the Korean front. A romance, a thrilling drama, a tragedy, Naked Earth is a stunning work of twentieth-century fiction by one of China's most revered modern novelists"--
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10417700
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Zhang, Ailing
Dewey number
895.13/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
NYRB Classics
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  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Political
Target audience
adult
Label
Naked earth, by Eileen Chang ; introduction by Perry Link
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn882530795
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781590178348
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2014039705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)882530795
Label
Naked earth, by Eileen Chang ; introduction by Perry Link
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
ocn882530795
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781590178348
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2014039705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)882530795

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