byEileen Chang

July 1, 2021|
Incienso by Eileen Chang
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When Ge Weilong unexpectedly shows up at her aunt's house, Mrs. Liang, and asks to be taken in so that she can continue her studies in Hong Kong, she can't imagine how much her life will change. Mrs. Liang is the door to a world ruled by sumptuousness and hypocrisy, and Weilong will have to decide if she wants to be part of it. Thus begins the first of the two short novels contained in this volume: a splendid portrait of the decadent colonial China. Two stories that, as the narrator points out, are read in the time it takes for a handful of incense to burn. Eileen Chang, born in 1920 and considered the most important Chinese writer of the 20th century, knew how to portray with great clarity the charm and complexity of the times she had to live. Focusing on what seems apparently trivial, Chang captures the coexistence and contradiction between traditional values and our trouble modernity with a prose that carries on the lyricism of the Chinese classics.

Eileen Chang studied literature at the University of Hong Kong, but the Japanese attack on the city in 1941 forced her to return to the occupied Shanghai, where she was able to publish the stories and essays that soon made her a literary star. The rise of communism made it increasingly difficult for Chang to continue living in Shanghai...
Product dimensions:200 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:July 1, 2021
Publisher:Libros del Asteroide
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9788417977009

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