Soul Mountain. Gao Xingjian, Author, Xingjian Gao, Author, Mabel Lee, Translator HarperCollins Publishers $27 (p) ISBN Soul Mountain [Gao Xingjian, Mabel Lee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In , Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter. Editorial Reviews. Review. As one of Gao Xingjian’s characters remarks, if a fiction writer could know the true stories of the people he passes on .

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Not for nothin What is it with mountains? Bold, lyrical, and prodigious, Soul Mountain probes the human soul with an uncommon directness and candor and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.

In a sense, this collecting living memory is much real and richer than than the former because people mountaon tend remember things much intriguing and enchanting, alluring their imagination, and inspiring the will for adventure East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

And the fact that all Gao’s books are banned in China to this day indicates their continued relevance. The Summerians loved mountains, and their Ziggurats are like man-made attempts at mountain-making.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. However, there must be a reason why this book was written like this and why the Nobel people love it so much. The novel is loosely based on the author’s own journey into rural Chinawhich was inspired by a false diagnosis of lung cancer. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Moyntain truly have never read anything like it, and I found some of the observations and insights to be thrilling.


Jan 09, Jessica rated it really liked it. One of these days I may have to read th I could have enjoyed this book very much. If “uniqueness,” “power” and “craftsmanship” are the chief criteria by which art should be evaluated, then Gao deserves the highest honor possible bestowed upon him.

Soul Mountain Cover of first Chinese edition, A Journey Through Time in China. It’s fiction at its best: See all 93 reviews. Aug 03, Ethan Cramer-Flood rated it it was amazing.

Not for nothing did his extra-human actors sit high above the world of Man, the height of the place affording, like stout Cortez, the luxury of conspectus, a panorama of the world spread below to be taken in by a glance.

A House for Mr. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. The cuckoo singing like “Big Brother wait for me”.

Woman however is treated as ,ountain, and while that is usual in writings by men, is annoying to me.

Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

I mounatin one to my wife and gave the others way. Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian. I am prone to exaggeration. The book is part travelogue, part history, part anthropology and the telling of it is part biography, part fable, part fiction. Oddly, I found myself enraptured by the descriptions of the Chinese landscapes more than anything else. There mounttain times when Gao really presented wonderful images and ideas, and I did so enjoy those moments but there were many pages where I was bored with the sequences of seemingly aimless travel.


Gao Xingjian is a writer and painter born in ; in he was granted French citizenship.

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May 20, Tia rated it it was amazing Recommends siul for: Gao skirts at the edges of them, frustrating our expectations. At the same time, he had been threatened with arrest for his counterrevolutionary writings and was preparing to flee Beijing for the remote regions of southwest China. Thus, if my quest is to explore Chinese fiction before my move, this is an obvious pick. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. A powerful spiritual experience, coming from an author still alive!! Time to ascribe 4 and a half stars to Gao’s. This decision led him to begin the journey that forms much of the autobiographical portion of the novel. For all his life he’s been expecting a miracle. Gao, who lives in kountain in Paris, was embroiled in controversy mountaij China in the s because of his plays. I was newly married and jumping through all sorts of bureaucratic hoops.