Hats Off to the World’s First Chinese Laureate

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On Thursday, the fiction writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, which marks the first time a Chinese writer has won the prestigious award. Lauded for his command of “hallucinatory realism,” Yan (whose pen name translates to “not talking” in Mandarin) has drawn comparisons to Faulkner for the complexity of his fictional settings. Back in 2005, John Updike published his thoughts on the writer.

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2 Responses to “Hats Off to the World’s First Chinese Laureate”

  1. The Modern Novel
    at 3:37 pm on October 12, 2012

    So what nationality was Gao Xingjian? Polish?

  2. Arturo Ulises
    at 8:04 pm on October 12, 2012

    I’m sorry but this post is embarrassing.

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