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Dialogues in Paradise
translated by Ronald R. Janssen and Jian Zhang
by Xue Can
Northwestern University Press, 1989
Cloth: 978-0-8101-0830-1 | Paper: 978-0-8101-0831-8
Library of Congress Classification PL2912.A5174D5313 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 895.1352

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The thirteen stories of Dialogues in Paradise are eloquent in a way the West associates with both the modern and the ancient: the dark oracles of Aeschylus and Sophocles, the paranoid mystery of Kafka, the moving stream of Woolf. The work of Can Xue (a pseudonym of Changsa writer Deng Xiao-hua) renews our consciousness of the long tradition of the irrational in our literature, where dreams and reality constitute one territory, its borders open, the passage back and forth barely discernible. She fuses lyrical purity with the darkest visions of the grotesque and the result is a unique literary experience.

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