Gems of Modern Chinese Literature: Garden of Repose tells about affairs after decline of a big family, and the story originates from author Ba Jin’s (1904-2005) impression when he returned to his hometown Chengdu twice during Anti-Japanese War. This novel tells about tragic stories of two masters in the old society along clues of a mansion. In the story, unearned wealth has provided reasons of family disasters and opportunities of descendants’ decline. This book has four interesting storylines: romance between the blind music master and the female singer, inner concerns of the Garden, tragedy of previous master, and author’s care on the hostess. These storylines intertwines with each other and have vivid endings respectively. This book contains merely 120 thousand words with beautifully and meticulously handled language and plots.
Taschenbuch: 182 Seiten
Abmessungen: 14.4 x 22.8 cm