The Red Peony
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The Red Peony

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Published (first published January 1st 1962)
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Another of my favorite Lin Yutang books. I hope this one has a translation, too.
Ez a könyv Petúniáról, akarom mondani Peóniáról szól.
Ez a hosszú könyv akár lehetett volna mindössze 2 oldal is, aminek első lapján összegyűjti az író azokat a kínai hagyományokról szóló információkat, amiket nagyon gyéren elszórt ugyan ebben a terjengős sztoriban, de nem vitte túlzásba. Majd a másik oldalon egy mondatban lerendezi az értelmesebb szereplők bemutatását, sok nincs belőle és sajnos a terjengős változatban sem tudunk meg róluk többet. A maradék rész pedig Petúniának szentelhető, bá...more
Peonia, giovane vedova felice della libertà ritrovata, è uno spirito libero e insaziabile, alla ricerca continua di un amore perfetto. Una Madame Bovary "made in China", ma indifferente alle costrizioni sociali e alla ricerca attiva della propria felicità. Consapevole della propria fisicità e delle proprie emozioni, talvolta crudele nel suo essere totalmente sincera con gli altri e con se stessa, Peonia si fa beffe della "forma" e segue il proprio cuore, non i dettami di una società tradizionali...more
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Prolific writer of a wide variety of works in Chinese and English; in the 1930s he founded several Chinese magazines specializing in social satire and Western-style journalism.

Lin, the son of a Chinese Presbyterian minister, was educated for the ministry but renounced Christianity in his early 20s and became a professor of English. He traveled to the United States and Europe for advanced study; on...more
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