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Fang Qi: Elegy of a River Shaman.

Fang Qi

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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Author:Vollmar, Rob
Publication:World Literature Today
Article Type:Book review
Date:May 1, 2017
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