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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: China in Two Books
5 Aug 2012 // 6:20 PM
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.
'Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China' Is both Trivial and Expansive
1 Jul 2014 // 9:05 PM
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.
Brothers by Yu Hua
22 Feb 2009 // 3:00 PM
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.