The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008年4月15日 - 336 頁
The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with respect and empathy, Liao Yiwu managed to get his subjects to talk openly and sometimes hilariously about their lives, desires, and vulnerabilities, creating a book that is an instance par excellence of what was once upon a time called “The New Journalism.” The Corpse Walker reveals a fascinating aspect of modern China, describing the lives of normal Chinese citizens in ways that constantly provoke and surprise.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
It's often hard to know how much to believe of an oral history from one's own culture; it's that much harder to know how to evaluate this collection of interviews, culled and translated from the ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - Carpe_Librum - LibraryThing
I learned more about China from reading Liao Yiwu's The Corpse Walker and Other True Stories of Life in China than I'd previously learned in a lifetime. The book comprises twenty-seven true life ... 閱讀評論全文