First Edition of Red Sorghum; Signed by Mo Yan

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Red Sorghum.

$1,200.00

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.

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