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by Mo Yan

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Mo Yan
ISBN: 024113661X
ISBN13: 978-0241136614
Language: English
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton; First Edition edition (2000)
Pages: 368
Fb2 eBook: 1717 kb
ePub eBook: 1249 kb
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Home Mo Yan The Republic of Wine. For details, contact the Special Sales Department, Arcade Publishing, 307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or. Arcade Publishing® is a registered trademark of Skyhorse Publishing, In., a Delaware corporation. Originally published under the title Jiu Guo in 1992 by the Hung-fan Book Company in Taiwan. This is a work of fiction.

It was translated to English by Howard Goldblatt. The novel has two distinct narrative threads, one of a standard fiction form following a detective, and the other a series of letters between "Mo Yan" and an aspiring author who is a fan of his work. Mo Yan tensed, as a host of depictions of Yu Yichi slogged through his mind. The republic of wine, . 9. If things had reached the point where the dwarf, who was unrelated to the investigator, could still wind up dead of a bullet in the investigator’s dream, then ghosts and goblins were running the show. I might as well use my Tales of Investigator Ding Gou’er as kindling for the oven, he mused.

Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in 1955 in North Gaomi Township in Shandong Province, an impoverished rural area that is the setting for much of his fiction. Despite the audacity of his writing, he has won virtually every national literary prize, including China's Annual Writer's Prize, its most prestigious award.

1st North American ed.

Mo, Yan, 1955-; Goldblatt, Howard, 1939-. Plagued by persistent reports of cannibalism in a province known as the Republic of Wine, the Chinese government sends a special investigator to substantiate the disturbing rumors. 1st North American ed.

The Republic of Wine has another significant plot running parallel to Ding’s investigation. Mo Yan’s metaphorical post-modern absurdity aptly illustrates the gigantic greed of money and power that have engulfed Chinese political environment

The Republic of Wine has another significant plot running parallel to Ding’s investigation. Mo Yan’s metaphorical post-modern absurdity aptly illustrates the gigantic greed of money and power that have engulfed Chinese political environment. Mo Yan is meticulous to keep the conundrum of corruption on the outskirts of the Central government and focusing on local political elements.

Feel free to highlight your book. Free shipping on rental returns. 21-day refund guarantee Learn more. Popular items with this book. In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of this generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured province of contemporary China known as the Republic of Wine-a corrupt and hallucinatory world filled with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic events.

Mo Yan. The Republic of Wine. When special investigator Ding Gou’er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor and fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served during which the special investigator, by meal’s end in an alcohol-induced stupor, loses all sense of reality

Mo Yan was today announced as winner of the 2012 Nobel prize in literature: the first ever Chinese laureate. When special Investigator Ding Gou'er arrives in the Republic of Wine to investigate rumours of cannibalism, he is honoured with a banquet at which the food may not be all it seems.

Mo Yan was today announced as winner of the 2012 Nobel prize in literature: the first ever Chinese laureate. Unfamiliar with his work? Don't worry: here's our primer of six of his best titles. As he falls into an alcoholic stupor he is assailed by nightmares - a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of small boys raised for eating and a sinister cookery teacher.

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Special Investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched to the Republic of Wine to investigate rumours of cannibalism. Beginning his mission at the mining company, he soon encounters Diamond Jin whose legendary capacity to hold liqour seems to hide a fondness for darker appetites. Then, at a banquet served in his honour, Ding Gou'er partakes of a dish - the memory of which is confused by an alcoholic fog - he will come to regret eating...In this hypnotic narrative, Mo Yan spins tales of terrible creatures - a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of small boys raised for eating and a cookery teacher who primes her students with monstrous recipes.
Comments to eBook The Republic Of Wine - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing
Milleynti
After reading some of the extremely negative reviews, I felt compelled to post my opinion. I can certainly understand why some readers, especially those unfamiliar with Chinese literature or life, might find this tough to get into. However, for someone who has read the author's work before, lived in China, and understands something about contemporary Chinese life, this book is a lot of fun. Here's the review I wrote on LibraryThing:

Truly bizarre from beginning to end, it is easy to see why some readers might be put off. The author weaves at least three threads here - the story of an investigator sent to Liquorland to investigate reports of babies being eaten, an exchange of letters between the author (Mo Yan himself) and a Doctor of Liquor Studies in Liquorland who is also an amateur writer, and the stories the amateur writer sends to Mo Yan. All of these threads eventually weave together into a hallucinatory ending that leaves pretty much everything unresolved. I think the author (Mo Yan, that is) is trying to say something here, but I'm not quite sure what. Nor am I sure that I need to know. The pleasures of this book, and there are many, come from the absurd scenes, whether it is the investigator trying to make love to a lady truck driver, or apes making wine, there are laughs, horrors, and grotesqueries one after the other. I think it helps to have lived some time in China, which I have, and to have made some attempt to study and understand Chinese culture to appreciate the role that food and drink play in people's lives. So no matter how extreme or ridiculous parts of the book feel, there is just an edge of reality to them that keeps you enthralled. As usual, the translation by Howard Goldblatt is superb. If you are new to the author, definitely turn to Red Sorghum, his masterpiece, first. But if you are anxious to understand a little more about his range as an author, definitely check this out. It's an immersive experience different from any you've had before.
Marr
Hang on, I did like this novel despite its oddities, surrealism,and disgusting descriptions of donkey butchery. The descriptions of characters and setting, as well as the mini stories within stories, were enjoyable. The parts on wine, ironically, were a bit boring. The biggest letdown was in the atrocious numbers of typos (spelling errors, missing punctuations) THROUGHOUT the novel. I don't mean the ending section. That one was fine. I mean the errors sprinkled all over the story. I would spot one almost every other page. What a shame, Publisher!
Skrimpak
Mo Yan's rare and amazing imagination shines brightly in this novel. His style is, simply put, refreshingly unique. Although Lu Wenfu's "The Gourmet" on gluttony and unbelievably sick obsession with food will always remain for me the best writing on the subject, the goings-on in Mo Yan's Liquorland and the mystery surrounding the meat boys et al provide an exuberantly entertaining graphic/tragic/comic account of Chinese society. Li Yidou's stories were an added bonus, especially the one about his mother-in-law and the swallows' nests and how she came to be a million times more attractive than her daughter. Despite the fantastic stories and assumptions, there was a huge sense of realism throughout, making it easy to abandon reality and simply immerse oneself in the author's absurd rendering of the absurdity of human existence.
Olelifan
2012 Literature Nobel Prize Winner, Mo Yan, stated somewhere that he was influenced by Gabriel García-Marquez, winner thirty years ago. Though I was curious about how his works brought about the latter's characteristics once translated into English or Spanish.
I must admit that the some of the metaphorical similarity between both authors' works seems to be there, as well as creating fantasy to expose social irregularities.
Mo Yan combines wine and literature to create very original metaphors, which are described while going into first, second and third person quite craftily.
The e-book version does have quite a few edition flaws, especially towards the ending chapter, where all punctuation is lacking. If this was intended I must admit that a Nobel Prize Literature has earned the right to re-invent punctuation, even though it made reading a bit strenuous.
Coirad
"Off the beaten track" to say the least. We follow a self absorbed state investigator on his woeful, misbegotten, psychedelic journey to find out if certain state officials dine on human babies. On the way, Mo Yan himself becomes a character in a correspondence with an aspiring young writer who is a doctor of liquor studies, whose letters and stories provide important background and insight into key elements of the plot and characters. Disturbing and hilarious. One learns a great deal about the importance of the epicurean delights in China, while seeing how a great writer manages to get away with critiquing a totalitarian state. Brilliant if a bit uneven at points. The suspension of disbelief is stretched beyond breaking--which is the reason I thiink Mo Yan is able to sustain his critique. In other words, I'm sure the novel's faults are entirely intentional. To get a true grasp of his mastery, check out Red Sorghum.
Breder
I read The Republic of Wine by Mo Yan and was facinated with references to various animals like the donkey. The book was filled with images that often I would rather not have in my brain but I think that was the idea. I've traveled to China and I love the food and I really have enjoyed
trying to get to know the people. Reading a novel that takes place in China (yes it's a big place)gives me perspective I might not have otherwise.
I have read other Chinese authors who write fiction but so far none can compare to how Mo Yan writes. Mo Yan may have opened a pandora's box but what has escaped seems honest and challenging for the reader.
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