SOUL MOUNTAIN. Gao Xingjian.


Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2006. Hardcover. Collector's Edition, signed by Gao Xingjian. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and printed note from The Easton Press. A semiautobiographical account of a man's quest to find the fabled mountain Lingshan, inspired in part by a journey in rural China the author undertook following a false diagnosis of lung cancer. The novel combines story fragments, travel accounts, unnamed characters (referred to by the pronouns "I", "you", "she", etc.), and folk poetry and legends. A Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, and critic, Gao (b.1940) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000 "for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity." Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee. Octavo. Full green leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping, four raised bands, moire silk endpapers, and a ribbon marker. A fine copy - as new, still sealed in the original shrink wrap. Fine. Item #70978

Price: $150.00

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