Little Restaurant (Paperback)

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Little Restaurant (Paperback)


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Wang Anyi's short stories in The Little Resautrant illuminate the emotional and intellectual complexity of the lives of the multiple generations caught up in China. Some stories revolve around the seemingly quiet lives of ordinary citizens in the city of Shanghai. In simple language and with an eye for detail, she describes their simple physical existence and their complex interior lives. Her descriptions are often realistic, affectionate and vivid yet somehow they remain evocative and haunting. Creating poetry out of the ordinary and the mundane, her stories are at once both stark and deeply poetic.

Wang Anyi, born in 1954, is currently vice-president of the Writers' Association of China, president of the Shanghai Writers' Association and professor at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Fudan University. Her works, which began appearing in 1977, include more than 100 short stories, 40 novelettes, 10 novels and various prose pieces and essays. She has won numerous awards. Some of her works have been translated into English, German, Dutch, French, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Hebrew.

Product Details ISBN: 9781602202252
ISBN-10: 1602202257
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 2010
Pages: 366
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Writers