21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: English литература » Художественная литература на английском языке | Комментариев: 0
Ran Chen," A Private Life (Weatherhead Books on Asia)"
Publisher: Columbia University Press | 2004 | ISBN: 0231131968 | PDF | 256 pages | 1.37 MB
Set against a backdrop of the decades that included the Cultural Revolution and the Tian'anmen Square Incident, A Private Life portrays the effect of that social change and political turbulence on the protagonists inner life as she moves from childhood to early maturity.
Ni Niuniu is a talented and remarkable young woman who, unable to bear the clamor and hypocrisy of the world around her, secludes herself in a painstakingly created spiritual garden, where she can enjoy an isolated and lonely "truth and beauty." With such an attitude, she is considered abnormal by those around her and diagnosed as psychotic by her doctor. In a rapidly modernizing Beijing, Ni Niuniu reveals her personal identity through the melancholy she experiences in a life of urban alienation.