Search Results: "Su Tong"


BOOK REVIEW

RAISE THE RED LANTERN by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 1993

"A writer to watch."
From a member of China's New Wave, three novellas of a disturbing intensity make their US debut—including ``Raise the Red Lantern,'' the basis of an acclaimed 1991 film. Read full book review >

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RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). Read full book review >

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THE BOAT TO REDEMPTION by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This meandering, oddly shaped novel is likely to be of greater impact to readers familiar with its context."
In a loosely paced, prize-winning political satire, possible descendants of a Chinese revolutionary martyr are linked to an orphan girl with a bourgeois attitude. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS EMPEROR by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2005

"Not Su Tong's best, but he's always well worth reading."
The rise and fall of a callow adolescent monarch, in a strange, strained tale from the gifted Chinese author (Raise the Red Lantern, 1993; Rice, 1995). Read full book review >

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SU DONGPO by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In the author's view, he still stands at the 'heart and soul of Chinese culture.' (Biography. 8-10)"
In reverent tribute to a "statesman, philosopher, poet, painter, engineer, architect, and humanitarian" born nearly ten centuries ago, Demi offers a text in which quoted passages of poetry and references to "mystical painting skills" mingle with biographical detail. Read full book review >

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KOWLOON TONG by Paul Theroux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 1997

"A strongly imagined melodrama with a lot on its mind, but not the novel it might have been."
The prolific author of, most recently, My Other Life (1996), and many other works set in faraway places, returns to one of his favorite locales—the Far East—in this tense novel about disenchanted Caucasians living in Hong Kong on the eve of that former colony's separation from Britain and its reunification with China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"In this entertaining book, Seligman ably demystifies the stereotypes in an age rife with discrimination and unchecked police abuse."
A new history of turf wars between rival New York City Chinatown brotherhoods from the turn of the century to the Depression reveals the shabby justice and bigotry practiced on immigrants by American authorities. Read full book review >

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A SLIP OF THE TONG by Charles Goodrum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"A jaunty approach to scholarship; a cavalier approach to mystery."
When, in Washington, D.C., two of the staffers in the Asian section of the Werner-Bok library are dispatched at their homes, Crighton Jones once again calls on her chums Steve Carson and Edward George (The Best Cellar, etc.) for help. Read full book review >

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SING FOR YOUR FATHER, SU PHAN by Stella Pevsner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"For US readers, it will be a compelling portrait of the life of a child for whom terrible hardship was an accepted part of reality, and it will linger in their minds. (Memoir. 8- 10)"
Su Phan, the daughter of a prosperous rural village merchant in North Vietnam, sees her wonderful life ruined by the Communists and the war. Read full book review >

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Aiken fans will be disappointed in this weak collection, though it does include some interesting ideas: ghosts who look like live people except for their eyes, which are holes through their heads; a priest and his intellectual brother, who play an elaborate board game of Pilgrim's Progress; pollution and urban wreckage that are used as elements of horror; and characters in modern settings who inherit an ancestral ability to write poetry. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >