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The Resource Five spice street, Can Xue ; translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping

Five spice street, Can Xue ; translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping

Label
Five spice street
Title
Five spice street
Statement of responsibility
Can Xue ; translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Five Spice Street tells the story of a street in an unnamed city, whose inhabitants speculate on the life of a mysterious Madam X. The novel interweaves their endless suppositions into a work that is at once political parable and surreal fantasia. Some think X is fifty years old, others that she is twenty-two. Some believe she uses occult powers to enslave the youth of the street; others think she is playing clever mind games with people. Who is Madam X? How has she brought the good people of Five Spice Street to their knees either in worship or in exasperation? The unknown narrator takes no sides in the endless interplay of visions, arguments, and opinions. The investigation rages as the street becomes a Walpurgisnacht of speculations, fantasies, and prejudices. Madam X is the vehicle through whom people bare their souls, reveal their innermost selves, even as they try to discover the mystery of her extraordinary powers." "Five Spice Street is an astonishing work of contemporary fiction. Exploring the collective consciousness of this little street of ordinary people, Can Xue penetrates the deepest existential anxieties of the present day - whether in China or in the West - where the impermanence of identity struggles with the narrative within which identity must compose itself."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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1953-
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Canxue
Dewey number
895.1/352
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
LC call number
PL2912.A5174
LC item number
W82123 2009eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gernant, Karen
  • Chen, Zeping
Series statement
A Margellos world republic of letters book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strangers
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Existentialism
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Existentialism
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Strangers
Label
Five spice street, Can Xue ; translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Failure of Reeducation -- Madam X Talks Abstractly of Her Experiences with Men -- The Way Things Are Done -- A Few Opinions about the Story's Beginning -- Some Implications -- The Tails' Confessions -- Mr. Q's Character -- Madam X Is Up a Creek -- Who Made the First Move? -- How to Wrap Up All the Issues Left Hanging -- The Rationality of the Widow's Historical Contribution and Status -- The Vague Positions of Mr. Q and Madam X's Husband -- How We Reversed the Negative and Elected Madam X Our Representative -- Madam X's Steps Are Buoyant ; On Broad Five Spice Street, She Walks toward Tomorrow
Control code
402597113
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300142488
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208879
  • 22573/ctt110n43
  • f178dffd-0a2a-4dd9-90cf-d8b480f67336
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)402597113
Label
Five spice street, Can Xue ; translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Failure of Reeducation -- Madam X Talks Abstractly of Her Experiences with Men -- The Way Things Are Done -- A Few Opinions about the Story's Beginning -- Some Implications -- The Tails' Confessions -- Mr. Q's Character -- Madam X Is Up a Creek -- Who Made the First Move? -- How to Wrap Up All the Issues Left Hanging -- The Rationality of the Widow's Historical Contribution and Status -- The Vague Positions of Mr. Q and Madam X's Husband -- How We Reversed the Negative and Elected Madam X Our Representative -- Madam X's Steps Are Buoyant ; On Broad Five Spice Street, She Walks toward Tomorrow
Control code
402597113
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300142488
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208879
  • 22573/ctt110n43
  • f178dffd-0a2a-4dd9-90cf-d8b480f67336
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)402597113

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