Xun (or Hsun) is the master (inventor?) of the modern Chinese short story. Some of his stories were translated into American English in , but more recent. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Lu Xun. Lu Xun (–), a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular. A Madman’s Diary is a short story published in by Lu Xun, a Chinese writer. It was the first For other uses, see Diary of a Madman (disambiguation).

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First a bit about the author – Lu Xun grew up in a family whose wealth was declinging rapidly. For other uses, see Diary of a Madman disambiguation.

Australian National University Library. Wikisource has original text related to this article: These were my favourites a full listing of the short stories in this collection is at the bottom of this review: Perhaps this is what madness looks like, it certainly isn’t madness explained.

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Lu Xun was the eldest of three brothers. This is a collection of 26 short stories by Lu Xun. In both museums, the visitor must be aware that the image given of Lu Xun is colored in communist tones. Hij besloot dat het belangrijker was ‘gedachten te genezen’ dan lichamen, en werd schrijver.


Egli credeva che madnan uomini del villaggio fossero cannibali e avidi di nuovi corpi con cui sfamarsi. Yet this literary work is regarded as the core of his oeuvre. Want to Read saving…. There’s a bit of a political metaphor. Trivia About Diary of a Madman A Note on Pronunciation. Aug 27, Jimi Gilroy rated it really madma it Shelves: These online bookshops told us they have this item: This is a neatly sarcastic look at the power-brokers in a small Chinese village.

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

The writing itself didn’t do much pu me – it was pretty direct, without much irony, interesting language, metaphor, etc.

In Lu wrote the first short story published in his name, Diary of a Madman, for the magazine New Youth. Two brothers, ddiary names I need not mention here, were both good friends of mine in high school; but after a separation of many years we gradually lost touch.

Its main benefit to me was in helping me get very sleepy at night.

From May Fourth to June Fourth: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. University of Western Australia. Works by Lu Xun.

Feels to me like a book that you would be assigned to read in a Chinese Civ storids. Lu Xun Hope is a path on the mountainside.


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The University of Melbourne. The ironic thing is that it shories during the Cultural Revolution, forty years after this story called for a cultural revolution.

Djary of Hawaii Press- Fiction – pages. China — Social life and customs — Fiction. Only later we learn that wrapped up with some kind of bread, I think, there was human blood from a man executed. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Despite being the titular work, having stopped at Diary of a Madman would have left me with both an incomplete, and a lesser assessment of Lu Xun.

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories – Xun Lu – Google Books

A Warning to the People. State Library of NSW. Ellen Widmer and David Der-wei Wang editors. His stories are satiric, unflinchingly realistic, disturbing, and brilliantly crafted in tone and style.

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