Books by Gao Xingjian

BUYING A FISHING ROD FOR MY GRANDFATHER by Gao Xingjian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2004

"Inconsistently developed, but precisely detailed and delicately suggestive: the best work of Gao's yet to appear in English translation."
The 2000 Nobel laureate's declaration "that his fiction does not set out to tell a story" is supported by the six tales in this first translated collection Read full book review >
ONE MAN’S BIBLE by Gao Xingjian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Unless Gao's internationally acclaimed plays are a lot better than his fiction, it's hard to understand why this writer was awarded a Nobel Prize."
The experiences of a dissident artist-intellectual who finds himself in an adversary relationship with Mao's Cultural Revolution are once again examined—if not consistently dramatized—by the Chinese Nobel laureate (Soul Mountain, 2000). Read full book review >
SOUL MOUNTAIN by Gao Xingjian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2000

"It all eventually coheres into a vision of an inchoate, voracious culture from which any sentient soul might understandably recoil. A dramatically promising situation; one wishes it had been framed in a story."
Readers surprised by the recent news that obscure Chinese dissident expatriate Gao had won this year's Nobel Prize may still be seeking enlightenment even after they've finished this imperturbably meditative and leisurely 1989 "novel"—his first fiction translated into English. Read full book review >