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Shen Congwen

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Border Town: A Novel (1936)
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English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: An evocative novel by an author who was chosen for the Nobel prize, but died before it was awarded. The story is very simple. Cuicui (Green Jade) leads a quiet life with her grandfather, a ferryman, transporting passengers across a small stream near a frontier town. Since Cuic...
The Border Town (1936)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Shen Congwen is one of pioneers of modern Chinese literature, and with Border Town - one of his most famous books, it is easy to see why. Falling under the "native soil" genre of writings, Shen describes in detail the daily lives of the villagers in a semi-fictional town in the a...
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