Humans, Beasts, and Ghosts
Stories and EssayseBook - 2010
Zhongshu Qian was one of twentieth-century China's most ingenious literary stylists, the author of short stories, essays, and a brilliant comedic novel that has inspired generations of Chinese readers. Writing between the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and the Communist takeover in 1949, Qian was a pioneering modernist and extraordinary satirist whose insight into the irony and travesties of modern China remains stunningly fresh. This eagerly awaited translation joins Qian's collection of iconoclastic essays on life, language, and literature, Written on t.