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An Empty Room: Stories free pdf An Empty Room is the first book by the celebrated Chinese writer Mu Xin to appear in English. A cycle of thirteen tenderly evocative stories written while Mu Xin was living in exile, this collection is reminiscent of the structural beauty of Hemingway s In Our Time and the imagistic power of Kawabata s palm-of-the-hand stories. From the ordinary (a bus accident) to the unusual (Buddhist halos) to the wise (Goethe, Lao Zi), Mu Xin s wandering I interweaves plots with philosophical grace and spiritual profundity. A small blue bowl becomes a symbol of vanishing childhood- a painter in a race against fading memory scribbles notes in an underground prison during the Cultural Revolution- an abandoned temple room holds a dark mystery. An Empty Room is a soul-stirring page turner, a Sebaldian reverie of passing time, loss, and humanity regained.

About Mu Xin

Mu Xin, born in 1927 in China, is among the last of his generation to receive a classical education. During the Cultural Revolution he was imprisoned for eighteen months and then lived under house arrest for several years. In 1982 he moved to the U.S., where he lived in Queens, New York, and only recently moved back to his hometown in China. He is the author of several collections of stories, poetry, and essays, as well as being a world-renowned painter. Toming Jun Liu is a professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles.

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Author : Mu Xin
Publisher : New Directions Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 01 July 2011
ISBN : 0811219224
EAN : 9780811219228
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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