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Yu Hua

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About the Author

Sisältää nimet: Hua Yu, 余华, 余華, 余华 (Yu Hua)

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Tekijän teokset

To Live (1993) 616 kappaletta
China in Ten Words (2010) 456 kappaletta
Brothers (2008) 440 kappaletta
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (1996) 296 kappaletta
The Seventh Day: A Novel (2013) 142 kappaletta
Cries in the Drizzle (1992) 49 kappaletta
The April 3rd Incident: Stories (2018) 24 kappaletta
Le cose del mondo sono fumo (1998) 13 kappaletta
Torture 11 kappaletta
Un amour classique (2000) 10 kappaletta
Brothers: prima parte (2008) 9 kappaletta
123 4 kappaletta
Brother 1 (Korean Edition) (2007) 2 kappaletta
Flesjes knallen verhalen (2018) 2 kappaletta
To Live (Chinese Edition) (2017) 2 kappaletta
Brothers-chinois 2 kappaletta
guan [Paperback] (2004) 2 kappaletta
1986 (2006) 2 kappaletta
许三观卖血记 (2012) 1 kappale
125 1 kappale
124 1 kappale
战栗 1 kappale
122 1 kappale
Brother 3 (Korean Edition) (2007) 1 kappale
Råb i støvregn (2021) 1 kappale
Wencheng (Chinese Edition) (2021) 1 kappale
我胆小如鼠 (2003) 1 kappale
soul food (hardcover) (1991) 1 kappale
活著 (2007) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (2007) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
O'r pedwar gwynt, Haf 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Mae Yu Hua (1960-) yn un o awduron cyfoes mwyaf dylanwadol Tsieina. Cyhoeddir yma ddarn o ysgrif o'i gyfrol 'Tsieina mewn deg gair' (2010), lle mae'r olrhain esblygiad ystyr y geiriau hyn a'r newyddiadau a fu yn ei wlad dros y degawdau diwethaf. Cyfieithwyd ei waith i dros 40 o ieithoedd.
(O'r pedwar gwynt, Haf 2019).



This was a really good book but holy crap was it depressing. Great story of the life struggles of Fugui with the history of Communist China as the background. If you liked this try "Wild Swans" on of my all time favorite books.
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CMDoherty | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 3, 2023 |
I knew I'd had this book for a while before reading it, but to my shock it's been 14 years! I am glad I did in the end though, because its a good read. Scatalogical - especially the early chapters, earthy, rabelasian, absurd yet funny and ultimately very moving. Brothers follows the half brothers Baldy Li (he's not bald - just so poor as a child tthat his mother would shave his head to save barber costs) and Song Gang, as they enduring poverty, the Cultural Revolution, the opening up of China's economy and the boom years of the aughts. At the same time, it acutely grasps the ups, downs and roundabouts of rapid cultural change in medium size Chinese towns over half a century. Baldy Li and Song Gang are destined for very different fates, whilst coming from exactly the same background and circumstances; in a previous generation their fates would have been close to identical.

Supported by an interesting and comic cast of supporting characters who all have their own story arcs to follow - from bully to bullied, from virtuous to wanton, from intellectual to factotum, and all the while backed up by the Greek chorus that is "the townspeople" this is compelling. Admirably translated too. Recommended
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Opinionated | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2023 |
Brothers is a masterpiece. It is one of the vibrant and exciting books I have ever read. Originally written in Chinese as two books, the English version is collected and translated by academics Eileencheng-Yin Chow and Carlos Rojas, who has translated other literary figures like Yan Lianke.

Having many of Yu Hua's other books and short stories in the past, I sat on this one for several years before picking it up. I was not disappointed. I knew what to expect from the author: a fair amount of tragedy, quirky characters, and a little absurdity. Yu Hua stretched these qualities as far as he could in Brothers.

The title characters are two half-brothers who, in childhood, are racked by the tragedies of the Cultural Revolution. Their lives separate in early adulthood so that by the second half of the book, they rarely see each other even though they are rivals, love each other, and live in the same town. One brother seeks domestic tranquility while the other seeks riches.

The author's ability to mix the absurd with the tragic shines throughout the book. There are many moments where a situation's ludicrousness seems out of reach, but Yu Hua's characters are all true to themselves and behave in ways that make sense.

In the end, Brothers is about how people transitioned from local communities to a world bent on making money. Their immorality and values remain the same, but adapt to fit new and changing scenarios.

I cannot recommend Yu Hua's Brothers enough.
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mvblair | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 23, 2023 |
Probabilmente guardo a questo libro non dalla prospettiva più corretta: l'ho cercato in quanto saggio sulla Cina d'oggi che in più risulta scritto da uno dei suoi scrittori più rappresentativi, mentre forse il percorso più corretto sarebbe l'opposto («amo Yu Hua e quindi leggo anche un suo libro che non è romanzo»). Quindi, non conoscendo ancora Yu Hua come romanziere, ho trovato questa raccolta di saggi - esplicitamente eterogenea e frammentata, nonché chiusa da un paio di "riempitivi" legati al mondo dell'editoria - interessante ma non particolarmente sorprendente o approfondita. Yu Hua ha la capacità di spaziare fra osservazioni quotidiane e pensieri più alti e, critico fin dalla prima pagina, restituisce una panoramica della Cina contemporanea decisamente non edulcorata. Molto apprezzabili i proverbi o i detti popolari che spesso chiudono i singoli articoli.… (lisätietoja)
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d.v. | May 16, 2023 |



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