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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Feb 03, 2017 12:13PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments The Butcher's Wife, Li Ang, translated from [Taiwanese] Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Ellen Yeung, 1983, China [(Taiwan)], NOVELLA

"In 1930s China, one woman defied the cultural assumption that a woman would only murder her husband in order to be with a lover; in this instance the woman insisted she had killed her husband to stop his abuses. Five decades later, Li Ang's novella The Butcher's Wife, which uses the real-life murder as its basis, created both a literary sensation and widespread outrage about its subject matter..."

(E.B., p. 312)

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Submitting my review for this (in the form of The Butcher's Wife and Other Stories): https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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