Blades of Grass: The Stories of Lao She
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320pp. September 1999
Blades of Grass: The Stories of Lao She
Author: Lao She; Translator: Lyell, William L.; Chen, Sarah Wei-ming;
"If you want to write good short stories," Lao She once observed, "you have to give it everything you’ve got. The world will allow the existence of a very imperfect novel, but it won’t be that polite with a short story. Art, after all, is not like a pig—t
Fiction From Modern China Series
"Convincingly makes the case for including [Lao She] among China’s greatest modern writers." —Kirkus Reviews

"With his humor and light touch, even Lao She’s meditations on the baseness of humanity are sympathetic and appealing.... The writer

Author: Lao She; Translator: Lyell, William L.; Chen, Sarah Wei-ming;
Lao She was born in Beijing in 1899 and spent most of his life in China. His family was very poor, and were it not for a rich uncle who sponsored his education, it is likely that he would have been illiterate. From 1924 until 1930, he tau



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