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The Lost Garden By Li Ang Sylvia Li Lin Howard Goldblatt The Lost Garden In this eloquent and atmospheric novel Li Ang further cements her reputation as one of our most sophisticated contemporary Chinese language writers The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines In o
  • Title: The Lost Garden
  • Author: Li Ang Sylvia Li Lin Howard Goldblatt
  • ISBN: 9780231175555
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lost Garden By Li Ang Sylvia Li Lin Howard Goldblatt In this eloquent and atmospheric novel, Li Ang further cements her reputation as one of our most sophisticated contemporary Chinese language writers The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang Kai shek s rule AfterIn this eloquent and atmospheric novel, Li Ang further cements her reputation as one of our most sophisticated contemporary Chinese language writers The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang Kai shek s rule After his release, Zhu Zuyan literally walled himself in his Lotus Garden, which he rebuilt according to his own desires.Forever under suspicion, Zhu Zuyan indulged as much as he could in circumscribed pleasures, though they drained the family fortune Eventually everything belonging to the household had to be sold, including the Lotus Garden The second storyline picks up in modern day Taipei as Zhu Yinghong meets Lin Xigeng, a real estate tycoon and playboy Their cat and mouse courtship builds against the extravagant banquets and decadent entertainments of Taipei s wealthy businessmen Though the two ultimately marry, their high styled romance dulls over time, forcing them on a quest to rediscover enchantment in the Lotus Garden An expansive narrative rich with intimate detail, The Lost Garden is a moving portrait of the losses incurred as we struggle to hold on to our passions.
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    1. Li Ang Sylvia Li Lin Howard Goldblatt

      Li Ang real name Shih Shu tuan with Li Ang being her pen name born April 7, 1952, in Lukang, Taiwan is a Taiwanese feminist writer After graduating from Chinese Culture University with a degree in philosophy, she studied drama at the University of Oregon, after which she returned to teach at her alma mater Her major work is The Butcher s Wife 1983, tr 1986 , though she has a copious output Feminist themes and sexuality are present in much of her work Many of her stories are set in Lukang.Li Ang is known for her idiosyncratic, candid and penetrating insights on gender politics in the social life in contemporary Taiwan Beginning her writing career at the age of 16, she has published nearly twenty novels and collections of short stories centering on women in such topics as pubescent female psychosexuality, feminism and gender, sex and female subjectivity Her bold and successive broaching of subjects bordering on the taboo within the cultural context of Taiwan has earned her extensive critical acclaim both in the world of Chinese letters and internationally Translated into different languages and published world wide, many of her works have been reviewed by leading newspapers in many countries, including The New York Times, and made into films and T.V series In 2004, Li Ang was awarded the Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in recognition of her outstanding contribution to world literature from

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    1. I was born in the last year of the First Sino Japanese War.The story is a woven recollection by Zhu Yinghong of both her life and the legacy of her father, Zhu Zuyan Set simulatanesouly in the 1970 80s and thirty years earlier, it weaves back and forth creating a tapestry of nostalgia A mourning shroud of the White Terror and its fallout What I did was never the issue Ayako, you must keep in mind that throughout the course of human history, knowledge has repeatedly gotten people into trouble I w [...]


    2. Please check out all of my reviews at ultraviolentlit The Lost Garden follows two parallel story lines that enhance one another in their description of both the political and the personal in Taiwan The first follows the childhood of Zhu Yinghong, whose father was imprisoned by Chiang Kai Shek s regime for his intellectual dissent When he is eventually released from prison, he retreats into his Lotus Garden, built to his exacting desires The second story line takes place in modern day Taiwan, whe [...]


    3. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.What a beautiful book A story of falling terribly in love and then becoming disenchanted, it s also the story of the magnificent garden that surrounds Zhu Yinghong and her family.The book evolves around two different story lines One regarding Yinghong s father, his political arrest and imprisonment and the return to his family home and the garden The other takes place many years later, and regards Yinghong and her love affair with L [...]


    4. Slightly uneven, but mostly wonderful The novel transports the reader to a Taiwan of many ages, with beautiful, subtle overlapping stories, all including one magnificently complex heroine.



    5. The Lost Garden is a beautiful novel set in Taiwan It covers multiple themes, mainly of love, sex, capitalism, as well as ethnic identity.I choose this book as I wanted something different from what I normally read.I was not disappointed, in that it introduced me to a beautiful setting, that I kew nothing about.Zhu Yinghong is the main character and the story recounts her family saga which threads its way throughout the book She comes from a privileged family I did find this book took me longer [...]


    6. Li Ang, the pen name of Shih Shu tuan, is also the author of the award winning The Butcher s Wife A prolific writer and astute social critic, she was honored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication with its Chevalier de L Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award, and a modern dance based on her short story was shortlisted for Der Faust Prize Sylvia Li chun Lin, formerly associate professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame, translates contemporary Chinese fiction from Taiwan and [...]



    7. This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the May Aug 2016 issue of World Literature Today Magazineliteraturetoday 2



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