[Yan Lianke] ↠´ 为人民服务 [Wei renmin fuwu] [oral-history PDF] Ebook Epub Download ½ Set In , At The Peak Of The Mao Cult, Serve The People Is A Beautifully Told, Wickedly Daring Story About The Forbidden Love Affair Between Liu Lian, The Young, Pretty Wife Of A Powerful Division Commander In Communist China, And Her Household S Lowly Servant, Wu Dawang When Liu Lian Establishes A Rule For Her Orderly That He Is To Attend To Her Needs Whenever The Household S Wooden Serve The People Sign Is Removed From Its Usual Place, The Orderly Vows To Obey What Follows Is A Remarkable Love Story And A Profound And Deliciously Comic Satire On Mao S Famous Slogan And The Political And Sexual Taboos Of His Regime As Life Is Breathed Into The Illicit Sexual Affair, Yan Lianke Brilliantly Captures How The Model Soldier Wu Dawang Becomes An Eager Collaborator With The Restless And Demanding Liu Lian, Their Actions Inspired By Primitive Passions That They Are Only Just Discovering originally Banned In China, And The First Work From Yan Lianke To Be Translated Into English, Serve The Peoplebrings Us The Debut Of One Of The Most Important Authors Writing From Inside China Today A few years back I elected to weigh my vast ignorance of Chinese literature funny how that hasn t changed or improved since and went to University to remedy this Serve The People was the first book I read on that expedition and far from the best I thought Ju Dou was an adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice this was yet another channeled through the little red book. Yan Lianke is a simile machine, some of which may get lost in translation, but I wish I had kept a list from the very beginning, because there are some killers. Check out this shamefully condescending, Euro centric quote from the NYTimes review of this book His story is memorable and strange, but it feels particular, not universal Yan Lianke was born during China s catastrophic Great Leap Forward and came of age during the Cultural Revolution Did he have the opportunity to read Flaubert and Fielding, much less the contemporary Western writers whose humor is pointed Or does his satire start from scratch Start from scratch Particular, unlike the universality of Western writers Uh huh
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Yan Lianke simplified Chinese traditional Chinese pinyin Y n Li nk Wade Giles Yen Lien k e, born 1958 is a Chinese writer of novels and short stories based in Beijing His work is highly satirical, which has resulted in some of his most renowned works being banned.He started writing in 1978 and his works include Xia Riluo , Serve the People , Enjoyment , and Drea