Soul Mountain

Soul Mountain


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The winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature presents the tale of a man who, having miraculously recovered from terminal cancer, flees his repressive life on a Beijing prison farm and embarks on a spiritual and mythical journey. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.


In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer—he had won "a second reprieve from death." Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kilometers into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain.

Bold, lyrical, and prodigious, Soul Moutain probes the human soul with an uncommon directness and candor and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.

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A man fleeing from the repressive social conformity required by China's communist government journeys into the remote mountain regions of southwest China in search of meaning in his life and the elusive Soul Mountain.

Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Perennial, HarperCollins Publishers, 2000
ISBN: 9780060936235
Characteristics: xi, 510 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Mabel


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