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Stories of the Sahara

Stories of the Sahara

BuchKartoniert, Paperback
416 Seiten
Englisch
BloomsburyBloomsbury Publishingerschienen am01.07.2019
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Iconic in her home country of Taiwan, this is the first time Sanmao's part travelogue, part memoir has been translated into English.
From the difficulties and pleasures of building a home and life in the desert as a foreigner to navigating local politics, from surviving a dangerous encounter deep in the disorientating dunes to being struck down by a mysterious and near-fatal illness, Sanmao's life in the desert was astonishingly rich and varied.
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KlappentextIconic in her home country of Taiwan, this is the first time Sanmao's part travelogue, part memoir has been translated into English.
From the difficulties and pleasures of building a home and life in the desert as a foreigner to navigating local politics, from surviving a dangerous encounter deep in the disorientating dunes to being struck down by a mysterious and near-fatal illness, Sanmao's life in the desert was astonishingly rich and varied.
Curious about everything and everyone, unfailingly warm-hearted and brave, Sanmao is a captivating narrator and heroine. Her voice, presented here in English for the very first time, leaps from the page with vitality and humour.
ZusatztextAn enduring cultural icon and figure of quixotic fascination . . . Every story conveys Sanmao's infectious capacity for wonder
ZusammenfassungThe book that has captivated millions of Chinese readers, translated into English for the very first time.'Hypnotic . . . A record of one person's fierce refusal to follow a path laid down for her by the rest of the world' Tash Aw, Paris Review Books of the YearSanmao: author, adventurer, pioneer. Born in China in 1943, she moved from Chongqing to Taiwan, Spain to Germany, the Canary Islands to Central America, and, for several years in the 1970s, to the Sahara.Stories of the Sahara invites us into Sanmao's extraordinary life in the desert: her experiences of love and loss, freedom and peril, all told with a voice as spirited as it is timeless.At a period when China was beginning to look beyond its borders, Sanmao fired the imagination of millions and inspired a new generation. With an introduction by Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti, this is an essential collection from one of the twentieth century's most iconic figures.'Every story conveys Sanmao's infectious capacity for wonder' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti'Has endured for generations of young Taiwanese and Chinese women' New York Times'Ground-breaking' Geographical'A remarkable and brave book. Sanmao was a freewheeling feminist who broke all the rules and did so with a gleeful, mischievous smile' David Eimer, South China Morning Post
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ISBN978-1-4088-8188-0
ProduktartBuch
Einbandart / SetinhaltKartoniert, Paperback
FormatTrade Paperback (UK)
Erscheinungsjahr2019
Erscheinungsdatum01.07.2019
Seiten416 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
Artikel-Nr.33499592

Inhalt/Kritik

VorwortTranslated into English for the very first time, Stories of the Sahara is the travelogue-memoir from fifteen-million-copy bestselling author Sanmao

Autor

SanmaoFu, MikeÜbersetzung
Sanmao, born Chen Mao Ping, was a novelist, writer, educator and translator. Born in China in 1943, she grew up in Taiwan. She studied in Taiwan, Spain and Germany before moving to the Sahara desert with her Spanish husband, a scuba diver and underwater engineer. In 1976, she gained fame with the publication of her first book, Stories of the Sahara. Her husband died while diving in 1979, and Sanmao returned to Taiwan the following year. From 1976 until her death in 1991, she published more than twenty books. Mike Fu is a Brooklyn-based writer, translator and editor. He is a cofounder and editor of The Shanghai Literary Review, a transnational English language journal for arts and literature, and the assistant dean for global initiatives at Parsons School of Design.

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