Yet this comes across as entirely natural, the way an oral storyteller would present it. I'm currently working on the first half of Big Breasts and Wide Hips and loving that one too. There are many ways to kill man, literature-wise. Which, also, as you might have noticed from the title of this book, grows red in the Northeast Gaomi Township. I pay a lot of attention to details, and because I read a lot of thriller-themed books and lot of blood and gore stuff, I'm able to really envision even the cruelest details of a killing scene.
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The Red Sorghum is ov very bright and colorful book. Looking for More Great Reads? Cover of English translation. Never because of literary quality. Oct 11, Mosca rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It is "larger then life". Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Besides language so rich you can chew on it, and the deeply imagined characters, the greatest appeal of the novel, to me, were the many daring risks the author takes with form and structure.
Red sorghum itself is in osrghum a metaphor for every aspect of their lives. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent s.
Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. We become bonded to these folks and their homeland. This is a multi-generational story of a family in novek Shandong countryside.
Because I read it in Romanian, I had to corelate between my version and an English version if I wanted quotes; after about three or four times I did that, I got annoyed by having to read half a page of one of them and half of the other to find out if I was looking at the same thing.
The writing here focuses too much on color. He obeyed Dai like a diligent soldier in the Black River Massacare to avenge the death of many of his people.
Red Sorghum: A Novel of China - Mo Yan - Google Books
On every page — i think — there is a sunset or a sunrise that bleeds the redest light ever depicted, a wound that leeks black blood and a river or a lake where the water is grotesquely green and it necessarily stinks.
But it's really mostly entirely aboutthe grandparents and their young son.
As your unfilial son, I am prepared to carve out my heart, marinate it in soy sauce, have it minced and placed in three bowls, and lay it out as an offering in a field of sorghum. Jan 20, Charles rated it it was ok. The E-mail message field is required. Often, they will fight each other instead of fighting the Japanese.
Their story is told in the span of three generations, since the re, with a lot happening until the s, and then with some more things happening up until the s.
View all 5 comments. View all 14 comments. Inspired by Your Browsing History. The only movies I see that do justice to a book are movies made from books written for children or those written with a movie in mind, like Harry …more The only movies I see that do justice to a book are movies made from books written for children or those written with a movie in mind, like Harry Potter type stuff.
I kept being mesmerized at how much of Mo Yan's work is based on his observation of the world around him and how detailed the reproduction of that world on paper is. Some were acting out of self-interest, using the war and the weapons collected to become mini-war lords and to build their own power base, often by attacking other rebel groups. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.
Red Sorghum by Mo Yan
Literary Fiction Military Fiction. The quantity of violence in Red Sorghum is tantamount to Blood Meridian. Sin doesn't frighten me, nor does punishment. You already recently nocel this item.