Soul Mountain

by Gao Xingjian | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by morsecode of Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on 5/23/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Book Description:
In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer -- he had won "a second reprieve from death." Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kilometers into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain.

Bold, lyrical, and prodigious, Soul Moutain probes the human soul with an uncommon directness and candor and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.

Journal Entry 2 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Tomorrow I'm sending this book to MissyZ.
It's long overdue, but I hope she'll enjoy it.

Journal Entry 3 by MissyZ from Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 08, 2007
Mmm... 'nother good one to read this year - thank you Morsie!

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