Today is Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian’s birthday! In celebration and in honor of all his tremendous contributions to the literary world, we highlight his eponymous book, Gao Xingjian: Aesthetics and Creation, which Gao himself has maintained is the key to understanding all his creative works.
This book will be very welcome by fans of Gao’s works. Anyone who has read Soul Mountain would appreciate this book. A review of the book in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) states that the book is:
“easy to read and helps to explain concepts of Gao’s that are not readily understood in Western languages. The work has been edited carefully and, while the language is appropriate for a critical work, technical terms have been explained and translated into common usage for lay readers. It is a beautifully produced book, with a cover that shows the writer Gao Xingjian engaged in deep introspection … highly readable and engaging.”
This is a critical book for understanding the works of a “major voice in literary aesthetics and politics, a Chinese Nobel Prize winner who remains a leading figure in creative circles and in dialogues and debates between China and the West.” (MCLC).
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See also the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Victor H. Mair
(University of Pennsylvania).
Visit the Cambria Press website.