Uncle Tall Tale: On “Mo Yan Speaks: Lectures and Speeches by the Nobel Laureate from China”

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Abstract

ALTHOUGH MO YAN’S claim to fame is undoubtedly as the Nobel laureate from China, the 23 public lectures gathered in Mo Yan Speaks present a truly “glocal” writer who has one literary foot firmly planted in the soil of his native Gaomi Township and the other tiptoeing into the arena of world literature. They show an author performing a balancing act between his international elite status and the local storytelling tradition present in his work.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB)
Publication statusPublished - 2022 May 31

Bibliographical note

Reviewed work(s):
Yan, Mo - Mo Yan speaks : lectures and speeches by the Nobel laureate from China - Amherst, New York - Cambria Press [2021] - ISBN: 9781604979893, 314 p.

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Literature Studies

Free keywords

  • Mo Yan, Nobel prize, world literature, senses

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