Blades of Grass: The Stories of Lao She

Blades of Grass The Stories of Lao She Lao She s stories proved to be very good indeed moving and delighting readers for many years and establishing him as a master of classic modern fiction Thankfully we now have access to a rich collect

  • Title: Blades of Grass: The Stories of Lao She
  • Author: Lao She Howard Goldblatt
  • ISBN: 9780824818036
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lao She s stories proved to be very good indeed, moving and delighting readers for many years and establishing him as a master of classic modern fiction Thankfully we now have access to a rich collection of his short stories in superb English translations These stories showcase the varied facets of Lao She s impressive talent and draw us effortlessly into his world anLao She s stories proved to be very good indeed, moving and delighting readers for many years and establishing him as a master of classic modern fiction Thankfully we now have access to a rich collection of his short stories in superb English translations These stories showcase the varied facets of Lao She s impressive talent and draw us effortlessly into his world and we emerge the better for it.This is a writer eternally immersed in and fascinated by the kaleidoscope of humankind The stories are characterized by humor and by intensely sympathetic explorations of human relationships Some of them are unsettling Many are poignant Most of them make us laugh All evoke the color and energy of life, for Lao She is also a connoisseur of the everyday with a keen appreciation of the concrete detail.

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    1. This is a collection of 14 short stories by Lao She. I didn't care for the first 3 stories, so I didn't think I would like this collection, but there were several that I really liked as I continued reading, so overall, I can say that I liked this book. My favorite short stories in Blades of Grass were "An Old Man's Romance," "Life Choices," "Neighbors," "Crooktails," and "Attachment."I think you can probably describe all of these stories as brief glimpses into the lives of ordinary Chinese peopl [...]

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