Monday, November 7, 2016

Yan Lianke's six favorite books

Yan Lianke's latest book is The Explosion Chronicles. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Call to Arms by Lu Xun

Though Lu is less well known to the rest of the world, he is considered one of Asia's greatest authors. Some of the stories in this 1922 collection provided literature with a unique form of satire grounded in blood and agony. They functioned, at the same time, as swan songs for that distinctive satirical form.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Call to Arms is among Rana Mitter's five top books on modern China.

--Marshal Zeringue