The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #20

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The Classics Club
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The Classics Spin #20

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For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)

For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1: A Moveable Feast

Today, for Classics Spin, #20, I got # 19:

The Dream of the Red Chamber

The Dream of the Red Chamber
by
Cao Xueqin

I have until end of May to read and review it. No big deal in itself, but I have lots of oher books to read for review at the same time.
I’m really curious, this is new territory for me.

According to Goodreads:
“It is one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Chinese vernacular literature and is generally acknowledged to be a pinnacle of Chinese fiction. “Redology” is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work.
The novel is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese aristocracy.”

It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.

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Book review: Love in the New Millennium

Love in the New Millenium

Love in the New Millennium
by Can Xue
Translated by
Annelise Finnegan Wasmoen
Yale University Press

11/20/2018
Originally published in Chinese
in 2013
Genre: Literary fiction
288 pages

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My experience as a member of the Shadow Panel for the Man Booker International 2019 turns out to be an experience in extremes. I recently reviewed The Years, definitely the best book I have read so far in 2019 and one of the best books I have EVER read. I will soon present the most awful book I have ever read. And today, Love in the New Millennium is the most bizarre one!

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IFFP 2015: The Last Lover

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The Last Lover

The Last Lover

 

The Last Lover
by Can Xue,
tr.
Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 29th 2014
by Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300153323

 

As far as I am concerned, not all books presented this year on the IFFP longlist are born equal. I gave 5 Eiffel Towers to The End of Days yesterday. But I was not even able to finish The Last Lover, translated from the Chinese, though I enjoyed the premise at first.
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