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Wild Grass (New Edition)

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Wild Grass (New Edition)

(Echoes from the Classics Series)

野草

Author: Lu Xun
Order No. 8051
ISBN: 9787119066783
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Foreign Languages Press
Pub Year: 2010
Language: Chinese-English
Size: 6.75 x 9.5
Page: 181
Price: $13.95

This collection is an important work of Lu Xun consisting of 23 essays and poems from 1924-26. Translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang, the new edition has many colored illustrations by Qiu Sha and Wang Weiqun.

Lu Xun was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (1881-1936), who is one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th century. Considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature, he wrote in baihua (the vernacular) as well as classical Chinese. Lu Xun was a short story writer, editor, translator, critic, essayist and poet. In the 1930s he became the titular head of the Chinese League of the Left-Wing Writers in Shanghai. Lu Xun's works exerted a very substantial influence after the May Fourth Movement to such a point that he was highly acclaimed by the Communist regime after 1949. Mao Zedong himself was a lifelong admirer of Lu Xun's works. Lu Xun's works became known to English readers through numerous translations, beginning in 1960 with Selected Stories of Lu Xun translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang, and more recently in 2009 when Penguin Classics published a complete anthology of his fiction titled The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun, of which Jeffrey Wasserstrom said "could be considered the most significant Penguin Classic ever published."


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