Border Town: A Novel (Paperback)

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Border Town: A Novel (Paperback)


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New in the Harper Perennial Modern Chinese Classics series, Border Town is a classic Chinese novel—banned by Mao’s regime—that captures the ideals of rural China through the moving story of a young woman and her grandfather. Originally published in 1934 by author Shen Congwen, this beautifully written novel tells the story of Cuicui, a young country girl who is coming of age in rural China in the tumultuous time before the communist revolution.

Shen Congwen (1902-1988) is one of the most influential writers in China's modern history. His novel Border Town was banned under Mao's regime, only to become an inspiration to a new generation of Chinese writers in the late twentieth century.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061436918
ISBN-10: 0061436917
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 192
Language: English