First Edition of Red Sorghum; Signed by Mo Yan
Item Number: 4329
New York: Viking Press, 1993.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original original half cloth. Signed in Chinese by Mo Yan on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.
A legend upon publication in China, where it won major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film directed by Zhang Yimou, Red Sorghum is a book in which fable and history collide to produce fiction that is entirely new and unforgettable. Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work as a writer "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary"; surely with this novel in mind.