China Dream

Auteur: Ma Jian
Uitgever: Vintage Publishing
  • Engels
  • 9781784742492
  • oktober 2018
  • 192 pagina's
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Ma Jian

Ma Jian (1953) is geboren in Qingdao, China. Nadat de Chinese regering zijn werk had verboden, verhuisde hij naar Hongkong. Toen Engeland dit grondgebied had overgedragen, emigreerde hij naar Londen waar hij nog altijd woont. Ma Jian wordt wereldwijd beschouwd als een van de belangrijkste schrijvers van onze tijd. Op vind je alle boeken van Ma Jian, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Ma Jian.


A poetic and unflinching fable about tyranny, guilt, and the erasure of history, by the banned Chinese writer hailed as China's Solzhenitsyn'. In seven dream-like episodes, Ma Jian charts the psychological disintegration of a Chinese provincial leader who is haunted by nightmares of his violent past. From exile, Ma Jian shoots an arrow at President Xi Jinping's China Dream' propaganda, creating a biting satire of totalitarianism that reveals what happens to a nation when it is blinded by materialism and governed by violence and lies. Blending tragic and absurd reality with myth and fantasy, this dystopian novel is a portrait not of an imagined future, but of China today.


A savage satire of Chinese authoritarianism and censorship -- Rebecca Rose * Financial Times, **Books of the Year** * A biting and humane novel of stunning concision... Bleakly funny, incisive, stinging and - in its most destabilising passages - gut-wrenching... Ma has a marksman's eye for the contradictions of his country and his generation, and the responsibilities and buried dreams they carry -- Madeleine Thien * Guardian * His depiction of a totalitarian state is lancing... Believable and brutal, this is Ma's boldest and, despite its brevity, most elegiac work -- Catherine Taylor * Financial Times * This must be one of the liveliest novels about brainwashing ever written... For all the horror, Ma sees freedom in confronting the true nightmare of the past, perceiving that it is the only way to liberate our futures -- Alex Peake-Tomkinson * Spectator * Creepily Orwellian... makes Mao's Cultural Revolution look like minor tinkering -- Max Davidson * Mail on Sunday * Mr Ma's critique of the totalitarian mindset recalls that of Soviet-era dissidents...tragic and elegiac...garnished with both horror and tenderness * The Economist * Wrenching...makes President Xi's vision of national prosperity look like a recipe for insanity -- Simon Willis * 1843 * Another blistering attack on the current ideology and political practice of the People's Republic... wonderfully well-paced, absorbing, darkly satirical and even funny at times * Scotsman * A master of inimitable humour. Always hilarious, thought-provoking, and immensely moving -- Jung Chang China Dream: an Orwellian tale with Chinese characteristics * Hong Kong Free Press * A poetic take on the erasure of history, told through the psychological disintegration of a provincial leader * i * Ma Jian's writing, beautifully rendered in Flora Drew's pin-sharp translation, is savage and comic -- Rana Mitter * Prospect * A bumper package of mystery, melodrama, mysticism -- Boyd Tonkin * thearksdesk, **Books of the Year** *



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