Wednesday, January 20 2010
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
Sunday, August 5 2012
Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
There is nothing hidden about the world of these stories, and Yu Hua’s writing is defined by its plainspoken voice and depiction of quotidian lives.
Sunday, February 22 2009
This is the epic as plain-spoken brawl, one with blood on its face, a tear in the eye, and a grin on the lips.