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Mo Yan wins Nobel for Literature
Publishers Weekly, by Staff

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Posted By:pineledger, 10/11/2012 1:19:07 PM

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Yan's work, which has been banned in China, was praised by the awarding committee for its "hallucinatory realism." PW has reviewed five of his novels (two were awarded stars) and said that "If China has a Kafka, it may be Mo Yan" and called Yan "one of China's most important contemporary writers." Arcade Publishing, which has published five of his books, stated that on October 11, a few hours after the Nobel announcement, all copies of all of the books had sold out

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If anything would deserve a Nobel for literature, it's "hallucinatory realism."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Alkyd Resin, 10/11/2012 1:39:12 PM     (No. 8926017)

Hallucinatory realism? Is that like 'Dreams of My Father?

I have to admit, though, that Yan's 'Big Breasts & Wide Hips' certainly has a catchy title.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 10/11/2012 2:44:25 PM     (No. 8926175)

Mo Yan looks very similar to the late Chairman.
May be changed his name from Mao to Mo.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Theeo, 10/11/2012 3:12:34 PM     (No. 8926272)

Hallucinatory Realism is oxymoronic and takes me to the art of Van Gogh whose clash of colors was symbolic of the clash between what he heard from reality and what he listened to in his drugged mind, so he cut off an ear.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/11/2012 4:10:43 PM     (No. 8926456)

Mo Yan?
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: vesicant, 10/11/2012 4:45:22 PM     (No. 8926546)

"Hallucinatory realism"? That's lead poisoning.

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