Alexandra Buchler recommends Yan Lianke's Dream of Ding Village

Alexandra Buchler, Director of Literature Across Frontiers, recommends… Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke, translated by Cindy Carter and published by Corsair. "I recommend this book because it is a must-read for anyone interested in China’s recent transformations and the corruption of a regime which did the unimaginable: fuse the political doctrine of communism with capitalist license, and because it is a such a powerful example of high-quality literature making a political statement. Like some of the masterpieces of 20th century literature this book is the opposite of a “good read”: it is sad and heavy, it speaks about a situation of surreal absurdity, conveying a truth that must be said and cannot be shirked."

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