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Soul Mountain / Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee
Bib ID 7576665
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Gao, Xingjian, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the National Library of Australia 
Description Sydney, New South Wales : HarperCollins Publishers, 2010 
1 online resource (576 pages) 
ISBN 9780730491194 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 559KB 

Summary

the worldwide bestselling novel by the winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. Soul Mountain is a picaresque novel of immense wisdom and sparse beauty, bursting with knowledge and experience and portraying a culture as vast and fascinating as the history of humankind itself. In China in the early eighties, the book's central character embarks on a cross-country journey in search of the mysterious 'Mountain'. Along the way he collects stories, lovers, spiritual wisdom and undergoes myriad experiences that are sometimes violent, sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, but always enriching. He researches the origins of humankind and Chinese culture, and explores philosophical issues such as truth, knowledge and how one's childhood affects later life. At the end of the book, he realises that all along what was important was not finding the elusive Soul Mountain, but rather the journey itself. Part love story, part fable, part philosophical treatise and part travel journal, this is one of the most challenging, rewarding and inventive works of fiction since Ulysses.

Notes

Imprint: 4th Estate.

Vendor-supplied metadata

Subjects Fiction - General.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Literature.  |  Meaning (Philosophy) -- Fiction.  |  Meaning (Philosophy)  |  China -- Literature.  |  China.  |  Australian
Form/genre Fiction.  |  Literature.
Other authors/contributors Lee, Mabel, translator

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