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Trees without wind

Li, Rui

Trees without wind

a novel

by Li, Rui

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLi Rui ; translated by John Balcom
SeriesWeatherhead Books on Asia
ContributionsBalcom, John
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL2877.R85 W7813 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25307214M
ISBN 109780231162746, 9780231162753, 9780231531047
LC Control Number2012014231

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THE wind is without there and howls in the trees, And the rain-flurries drum on the glass: Alone by the fireside with elbows on knees I can number the hours as they pass. Yet now, when to cheer me the crickets begin, And my pipe is just happily lit, Believe me, my friend, tho' the evening draws in, That not all uncontested I sit. Alone, did I say?/5. Bend, Don’t Break, with the Wind Allow Yourself to Resist Brokenness by Bending I’ve observed the strength and beauty of the tall palm trees that grow at the water’s edge. These stately giants are able to withstand the hurricane-force winds that uproot and destroy many larger, older, and more majestic trees. you’ll be preserved.


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Elegant and spare, Trees Without Wind is a valuable, authentic work that lays bare the corruption of the Cultural Revolution. -- Alice Stephens, Washington Independent Review of Books Author: ated by John Balcom. Unfolding in the tense years of the Cultural Revolution (), Trees Without Wind takes place in a remote Shanxi village in which a rare affliction has left the residents physically stunted/5.

A collectively told narrative powered by distinctive subjectivities, Trees Without Wind is a milestone in the fictional treatment of a horrific event. Elegant and spare, Trees Without Wind is a valuable, authentic work that lays bare the corruption of the Cultural Revolution.

Trees Without Wind Book Description: Unfolding in the tense years of the Cultural Revolution (), Trees Without Wind takes place in a remote Shanxi village in which a rare affliction has left the residents physically stunted. Trees Without Wind: A Novel Translated by John Balcom () “Balanced on the fulcrum of politics, self-interest, tradition, and desire, the novel presents a distinctively original perspective on the political struggles that turned China upside down during the Cultural Revolution.” —Carlos Rojas, Duke University.

Trees without wind: a novel. [Rui Li; John Balcom] -- "Trees without wind takes place in a remote Shanxi village during the Cultural Revolution. A rare affliction has left the residents physically stunted, and the deformed villagers, echoing the.

Trees without Wind is a polyphonic novel of the Cultural Revolution, a variety of characters from the Shanxi village of Stunted Flats narrating the story in chapters of varying length (and clarity). Stunted Flats Village is well off the beaten track -- a backwoods place that the Cultural Revolution and the Communist Party has not entirely forgotten, but certainly one that few are particularly concerned about.

Trees without wind: a novel. [Rui Li; John Balcom] -- Born in Beijing inthe experimental writer Li Rui came of age in the thick of the Cultural Revolution. His experiences shaped not only his perception of China's unraveling but also his. Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only.

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