One Man's Bible: A Novel

Paperback | September 16, 2003

byGao Xingjian

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One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another. It is a place where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state.

But One Man's Bible is also a profound meditation on the essence of writing, on exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit, and on how the human spirit can triumph.

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One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another. It is a place where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state.But One Man's Bible is also a...

One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another. It is a place where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state.But One Man's Bible is also a...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 16, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060936266

ISBN - 13:9780060936266

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read After reading Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian, I just had to pick up a copy of One Man's Bible. This book is just as great as Soul Mountain and a must read. Gao's ability to write draws you into the story and you actually feel as though you are experiencing the same joys, losses, pain and excitement as he is. Gao Xingjian is a superb writer that captures the true essence of life in his writing.
Date published: 2007-11-02

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“Conveys that profound sense of dislocation human beings can sometimes feel, when looks back on one’s own life.”