Guest Review – Life and Death are Wearing Me Out

Life and Death are Wearing Me OutLife and Death are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt
Reviewed by Jennifer Chin

Clever, funny, but most of all, an enlightening portrayal of Chinese village life surrounding the years of the cultural revolution, told by a man who is continually reincarnated as various animals from the Chinese zodiac. Wish I could have read it in Chinese for the full impact of all the plays on language.

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