野草 (lit. Wild Grass)
Novella by Lu Xun.
Translated by Matt Turner, June, 2019
As the literary embodiment of China’s soul, Lu Xun has gone through many reincarnations in the form of translation. Matt Turner’s new rendition of Weeds (until now known as Wild Grass) is a daring leap across the linguistic abyss. Like a magnanimous host making room for a persnickety guest, Turner’s English is a generous accommodation for the pique, pout, and poetics of the wild and protean imagination of a Chinese master.
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