Fang Qi: Elegy of a River Shaman.
Elegy of a River Shaman
Trans. Norman Harry Rothschild & Meng Fanjun MerwinAsia (University of Hawaii Press, distr.)
Combining folklore, history, and fiction into one potent bundle in this ambitious novel, Fang Qi traces the slow transformation of a people tied to the Yangzi River that has sustained them for generations. Harry Rothschild and Meng Fanjun have done English-language readers curious about the deep culture of China an enormous service with their work in translating this challenging but essential novel.
With a wealth of fiction, nonfiction, and verse stacking up in his office, Book Review Editor Rob Vollmar has narrowed his reading ambitions for the summer down to these three worthy titles.
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|Publication:||World Literature Today|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||May 1, 2017|
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