Books by Yu Hua and Complete Book Reviews

Yu Hua, Author, Allan H. Barr, Translator , trans. from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr. Anchor $13.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-307-27999-6
In its first English translation, the debut novel by Yu Hua (author of the subsequent novels To Live and Chronicle of a Blood Merchant ) depicts a family's life in the Zhejiang province of Maoist China during the 1970s. At both the core and...
Yu Hua, Author, Andrew F. Jones, Translator, Hua Yu, Author University of Hawaii Press $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-8248-1817-3
Yu is best known in this country for his novel Lifetimes, or more precisely for the moving film adaptation of it, the 1994 Cannes Film Festival-winning To Live. This collection of stories is marked by scenes of jarring brutality that may discomfit...
Yu Hua, trans. from the Mandarin by Allan H. Barr. Pantheon, $24.94 (240p) ISBN 978-0-307-37935-1
In these moving and elegantly crafted essays organized around 10 common terms from the Chinese vernacular, internationally acclaimed novelist Yu (To Live) looks back on his childhood during the Cultural Revolution and examines how China has changed...
Yu Hua, Author, Eileen Cheng-Yin Chow, Translator, Carlos Rojas, Translator , trans. from the Chinese by Eileen Cheng-yin Chow and Carlos Rojas. Pantheon $29.95 (641p) ISBN 978-0-375-42499-1
Baldy Li, the hero of Yu's epic third novel, comes into the world on the same day his father slips to a disgraceful demise while ogling women in a public toilet. The incident is big news in tiny Liu Town, China, and leaves the family tainted...
Yu Hua, trans. from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr. Pantheon, $24 (208p) ISBN 978-0-307-37936-8
The subtitle of Hua’s (To Live: A Novel) collection, “Stories of the Hidden China,” appears to refer to the China of ordinary people, not that of the new plutocrats, corrupt officials and their spoiled children, or high-profile political artists...
Yu Hua, trans. from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr. Pantheon, $25 (224p) ISBN 978-0-804-19786-1
“I roamed on the borderline between life and death.” Yang Fei is late for his cremation. His soul won’t be laid to rest until he appears for his appointment with the incinerator. Hua’s (Boy in the Twilight) eighth book follows 41-year-old Yang Fei’s
Yu Hua, trans. from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr. Pantheon, $25.95 (224p) ISBN 978-1-5247-4706-0
This accomplished, genre-bending collection from Yu (The Seventh Day) is full of mistaken identities, karmic retribution, and an increasingly paranoid state of existence. Collected from work written by the author in the 1980s and ’90s, the stories...
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