The Republic of Wine: A Novel

Arcade Pub., 2000 - 355 頁
When Chinese special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province known as the Republic of Wine, he is dispatched by his superiors to learn the truth. His mission begins at the Mount Lou Coal Mine, where he encounters Diamond Jin, legendary for his extraordinary capacity to hold his liquor and, Ding Gou'er strongly suspects, fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served in his honor, during which the special investigator, by meal's end in an alcohol-induced stupor, loses all sense of reality. Interspersed through Ding's narrative -- and faltering investigation -- are stories sent to him by Li Yidou (aka Doctor of Liquor Studies), each one more mad and demonic than the next. Wild, bawdy, politically explosive, The Republic of Wine is both mesmerizing and exhilarating, proving that no repressive regime can stifle true creative imagination.


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用戶評語  - jonfaith - LibraryThing

Let them understand that food and drink play an important role not only in the physiological process, but in the processes of spiritual molding and aesthetic appreciation. My wife and I were about to ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - Algybama - LibraryThing

The unusual narrative structure fails to achieve the heights Mo Yan reached in Red Sorghum. But it still works to an extent. This book is famous for a reason. It's funny in parts, though I presume a ... 閱讀評論全文


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關於作者 (2000)

Mo Yan is the pseudonym of Guan Moye, who was born in Gaomi, Shandong Province, China on March 5, 1955. He became a teenager during the Cultural Revolution, leaving school to work first on a farm and then in a cottonseed oil factory. He started writing while he was serving in the People's Liberation Army. His first short story was published in 1981. His works include Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out, Red Sorghum, The Garlic Ballads, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, The Republic of Wine, and Sandalwood Death. He received the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.