Imperfect Paradise: Twenty-four Stories
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552pp. May 1995
Imperfect Paradise: Twenty-four Stories
Author: Shen Congwen; Translator: Kinkley, Jeffrey;
The most comprehensive and authoritative representation in English of the remarkable Shen Congwen canon, ranging from the polished stories that made him a serious contender for the Nobel literary prize in the 1980s to lesser known, extravagant experimenta
Fiction From Modern China Series
"As the century nears its end, only a handful among [China’s writers] can be clearly seen to have had a creative center so strong that they could overcome ... challenges, forging a unified and enduring body of truly rich and original work. Among them is S
Author: Shen Congwen; Translator: Kinkley, Jeffrey;
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Introduction

New and Old; Paradise and Perdition

The New and the Old
The Husband
The Lovers
Quiet

The Vitality of the Primitive

Meijin, Baozi, and the White Kid
Ah Jin
The Inn




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