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  • Title: Die Schnapsstadt
  • Author: Mo Yan
  • ISBN: 9783293205635
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • In China brodelt die Ger chtek che In einer entlegenen Provinz sollen dekadente Parteikader, skrupellose Parven s, die nach der Wirtschaftswende zu Reichtum gekommen sind, kleine Kinder nach allen Regeln der Kochkunst zubereiten lassen Sonderermittler Ding Gou er wird nach Jiuguo, in die so genannte Schnapsstadt , entsandt, um der Fama dieser Fleischkinder auf den GruIn China brodelt die Ger chtek che In einer entlegenen Provinz sollen dekadente Parteikader, skrupellose Parven s, die nach der Wirtschaftswende zu Reichtum gekommen sind, kleine Kinder nach allen Regeln der Kochkunst zubereiten lassen Sonderermittler Ding Gou er wird nach Jiuguo, in die so genannte Schnapsstadt , entsandt, um der Fama dieser Fleischkinder auf den Grund zu gehen Doch kaum hat Ding den Fall aufgegriffen, sieht er sich konfrontiert mit einer wahnhaften Welt, die von Aberglaube und Korruption, von Anma ung und Gier beherrscht wird Die Schnapsstadt ist eine virtuose Groteske, eine politische Allegorie, die das neue China der toten Ideale und seine gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit k hn gegen den Strich b rstet.
    Die Schnapsstadt In China brodelt die Ger chtek che In einer entlegenen Provinz sollen dekadente Parteikader skrupellose Parven s die nach der Wirtschaftswende zu Reichtum gekommen sind kleine Kinder nach allen Reg

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    1. Strong Eats Weak in a surreal feast of exaggeration and grotesque An allegory on the extreme inhumanity of people with absolute power, this novel is not for the faint of heart I suggest trying if you can stomach A Modest Proposal, which is short and rational, and if the reluctant answer is yes, you may be able to enter the culinary brutality of Mo Yan s Republic Of Wine A fantastical literary contribution to magical realism, it is also typical of his ruthless description of human exploitation a [...]

    2. I read a lot of weird shit in fiction, but I draw the line at people eating babiesI don t care what the allegory is about, I don t care how artful the imagery is and how poetic the language may be, if it involves vivid descriptions of people eating babies then consider me thoroughly disgusted The Republic of Wine is not a book for the faint hearted or for the squeamish it is not a book for most readers It uses some truly revolting themes to overtly capture its political message It is direct and [...]

    3. The relationship between man and liquor embodies virtually all the contradiction involved in the process of human existence and development Ethyl alcohol is one of the most amusing liquid man has ever produced Akin to meeting a boorish stranger, the first swig is not a friendly gesture, burning the innards as the alluring golden liquid tumbles down the desperate throat But, the kiss of the second swig brings a faint smile that widens throughout the breezy evening And, then as the silent third is [...]

    4. The Republic of Wine is a book of extremes and exaggerations As the lone drunk staggering home from the bar goes in circles and trips over his own legs, the narrative of the story blurs, refers to itself, and gets lost in its own trains of thought But unlike most drunken reveries, this is one worth listening to sober The first story in this book is of a detective, Ding Gou er, who investigates stories of a corrupt mining village where the party bosses eat children This is a reference to Lu Xun s [...]

    5. Let them understand that food and drink play an important role not only in the physiological process, but in the processes of spiritual molding and aesthetic appreciation.My wife and I were about to watch a film the other night when I spoke loudly during the previews, it is becoming increasingly difficult to appreciate film when the screen is constantly being obscured by references I m getting too old My appreciation for Republic of Wine thus pivoted on these gross, overbearing metaphors A town [...]

    6. Mo Yan has delivered a totally engrossing book here Actually, what you get are three books to the price of one There is the main story about special investigator Ding Gou er, who is sent from Beijing to the provincial capital Jiuguo the Schnapps Town, and eponym of the book , to investigate rumors of politicians and other VIPs who allegedly cook and eat little children This is also a epistolary novel, in which letters are exchanged between Li Yidou, Ph.dnd in alcohol science, and aspiring writer [...]

    7. I would like not to have had to rate this book, but for a reader to write a recommendation, GoodReads requires a rating I can see why Mo Yan might have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, because his writing style is unique to say the least His descriptions are somewhat similar to that of Franz Kafka, fanciful, weird, and often irrational For that reason alone, I stuck with the book until the end although I admit to skimming portions of it.The story is all about an inspector who is sent to a min [...]

    8. Those who have spent time in China in any kind of institutional capacity know that exotic eating and excessive drinking can hardly be avoided if one is inclined to avoid Mo Yan s The Republic of Wine satirizes this situation, especially as it exists in official government circles, with the creation of Liquorland, a place that gives excess new meaning Connoisseurs drink, among other strange things, Ape Liquor, a drink actually produced by apes, and long to eat the wonderful dish Braised Baby, whi [...]

    9. per il surreale di qua, pregoebbene si, anche l impenetrabile Mo Yan si arrende al realismo isterico e sforna un racconto surreale che pi postmoderno non si potrebbel ispettore chiamato a indagare su una faccenda di bambini brasati viene coinvolto in una colossale sbornia, come l autore Mo Yan invitato nel paese dell alcol, questo il significato del nome Jiuguo, il ridente borgo certo che ridono se sono tutti ubriachi famoso per la produzione di alcolici in cui si ambienta la storia, e entrambi [...]

    10. Quite brilliant and incredibly strange Also fun, confounding and disgusting The Republic of Wine reads like a philosophical treatise on drunkenness written by a drunken drunk At first it s a hallucinatory crime drama about the sexual misadventures of a hard drinking detective, but that is quickly interrupted by an epistolary episode The narrative then laces letters between the author and a doctor of liquor studies.These interruptions, which become increasingly meta fictional, contain stories ins [...]

    11. This was really bad I don t care if it was an allusion or a clever metaphor, there was way to much violence, animal cruelty and straight up nonsense Not to mention the graphic descriptions of ehem, cannibalism This was read for class btw, I wouldn t have suffered like this willingly, sigh

    12. An article in today s NY Times made me think of this book Here s the link nytimes 2008 03 08 wor Read the article, and then read the book unless you are Leslie Hi Les This book is not for you, it will make you queasy Sorry I read The Republic of Wine in a course on post Mao film and literature, and l o v e d it By the way, if anyone out there would like the book and or film list from that course, let me know it completely changed my understanding of contemporary China, and the works are riveting [...]

    13. Professional reviews seem to put the emphasis on the social critique, so honestly, I thought I was in for a boring read.Ha Once you get past the dry format correspondence so XVIII century , you re in for some incredible stories Yes, they are hallucinatory , but I d call it that only because there s no better word for it You get pulled in a web of interlaced events featuring a lot of drunkenness, very weird food and colorful characters The they drink, the it seems like the author himself was dr [...]

    14. Here, as in most of Mo Yan s novels, you get a parade of grotesque characters and bizarre, outlandish situations The main narrative involves an investigator trying to uncover the truth behind rumors about cannibalism of kids pizzagate anyone in a rural Chinese town.Even though none of the characters are remotely sympathetic, the story itself would have been able to maintain interest if not for the writer s insistence to interrupt the flow every now and then with a series of short stories that ge [...]

    15. Un Mo Yan ancora pi surreale e metaletterario del solito.Il paese dell alcol l ho trovato s , un allegoria della Cina che mangia i propri figli , vedi i fatti di Tian anmen avvenuti poco prima del romanzo stesso , s una satira della tendenza cinese all esagerare con cibo e alcol anche in occasioni che riguardano il lavoro, ma per me contiene anche una profonda riflessione su cosa sia la letteratura, il suo scopo e significato un mezzo per raccontare la verit attraverso la finzione e l impatto ch [...]

    16. This is a book that you win a Nobel prize for This is the book to read if you were confused by the Nobel committee s use of the term hallucinatory realism It styles itself as a novel, but it is a novel in a innovative style comparable perhaps to David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest Unfortunately, just like the other works of Mo Yan, this novel is extremely Chinese It is difficult to grasp many of the finer points in the translation, and the connections the author draws between food, drink, and p [...]

    17. Hmmmm Don t know want to make of this Is it brilliant A carefully crafted critique of China s corrupt elite Or just a bizarre surrealistic tale I have no idea.The story or less revolves around special investigator Ding Gou er, who is sent to the city of Liquorland to look into rumours that city officials are eating children Yep, eating children But interspersed with that story is correspondence between Li Yidou, an aspiring writer, and Mo Yan, the author of the novel The correspondence often in [...]

    18. Trink, trink, Br derlein, trink Die Chinesen sind magengesteuert Angedeutet hat sich das f r mich schon immer bei der Besch ftigung mit China richtig klar wurde es mir, nachdem ich Eine Himmelsreise China in sechs G ngen gelesen hatte Vor kaum etwas schrecken die Ostasiaten zur ck Was sich bewegt, kann gegessen werden Doch der Hintergrund dieses Buchs l sst selbst den Schlangentopf gewohnten Kantonesen erstarren in der Stadt Jiuguo sollen hochrangige Funktion re kleine Kinder essenDoch ums Essen [...]

    19. I feel bad giving this three, but I can t just keep giving everything four.Mo Yan writes his books by hand very quickly with little editing, and this is exactly how they read Mo Yan writes with an incredible amount of energy, and you are often taken on tangents that lead you right where you started out from Sometimes a little coherence would be welcome, but this being said there is very definitely a coherent overarching structure to the book as a whole.Every writer since Pynchon that has had a [...]

    20. Tak sobie wyobra am osob , kt ra si ga po t ksi k my l c, e czeka go naturalistyczny obraz Chin Zreszt wydawca zadba o to, eby tak j sprzda , na ok adce stoi jak byk prawda o Chinach nie jest pi kna No wi c taka osoba, kt ra spodziewa si N dznik w z Pekinu musi prze y niez y szok Kraina w dki jest rozbuchana pod ka dym wzgl dem formy, w kt rej opowie przeplata si z korespondencj Mo Yana, j zyka skrz cego si od jadeitowych kryszta w i czarnych liskich o lich grzbiet w oraz tre ci Mia am wra enie [...]

    21. The Republic of Wine is clearly a great piece of satire It is beyond funny and one can equate it to other great works and the author to great artists from Joyce to Waugh to Gabriel Garcia Marquez But for most American readers, and probably most non Chinese writers, to say you really get most of it would be highly disingenuous The translation by Goldblatt is probably a masterpiece in and of itself One reviewer suggested that some annotations explaining many of the references in the book would be [...]

    22. Dla naszego wywodu donios e znaczenie ma natomiast fakt, e powsta em w wyniku po czenia odurzonego plemnika mojego ojca z odurzonym jajeczkiem mojej matki, i e to w a nie zdecydowa o o moim losie i o jego nierozerwalnym zwi zku z alkoholem Rozpoczynaj c czytanie ksi ki autorstwa tego chi skiego pisarza, stwierdzi am zjawisko bardzo atwego wpadni cia w stan upojenia alkoholowego, bez ani jednej jego materialnej kropli Z drugiej strony, mo e ksi ka okaza aby si atwiejsza w odbiorze, gdyby czyta j [...]

    23. Demonic Realism is what Mo Yan prefers in his writings I have always been intrigued by the real China I chose Mo Yan, first he is not a conventional anti communist writer, second he had used his delusionary realistic writing aspects to write a satire about the communist state of China.It is an erudite read for non chinese like me There are cultural symbols which I even dont know are the ones, used by Mo Yan in this book, for example a swallow s nest It is just one example but we coming across th [...]

    24. The translation is a bit awkward and the plot is so bizarre that I gave up trying to figure it out and just enjoyed the unending stream of bizarre images and ridiculously descriptive prose Mo Yan seems to definitely be a is kind of writer and goes over the top of the top in describing things Just be aware that the central plot point of the book is a government detective sent to a fictional province of China to investigate rumors that the party officals and high mucky mucks have been EATING BAB [...]

    25. Probably the most accurate textual rendering I ve ever encountered of being inebriated Now prepare to be reading like a drunkard for 250 pages Pretty amazing if you think about it, but it wasn t cohesive enough to achieve its potential Exciting though.

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