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Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

Works: 174 works in 824 publications in 4 languages and 45,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Novels  Short stories  Essays  Poetry  Allegories  Scar literature  Black humor 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL2886.O1684, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Goldblatt
The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by Ruoxi Chen( )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 2,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blades of grass : the stories of Lao She by She Lao( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by a Chinese writer. They range from A Man Who Doesn't Lie, which is a caricature of a habitual liar, to The Grand Opening, on a hospital which gives VD patients injections of tea
The money demon : an autobiographical romance by Tianxuwosheng( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular autobiographical novel, written by litterateur, inventor, and business tycoon Chen Diexian (1879-1940), is the story of his youth, and in it he chooses to focus on his amorous and erotic development - a rare subject in Chinese literature - revealing his passage from innocent boy, surrounded by females, to young man, armed with a new attitude toward money, business, and the women in his life. The novel is built on our narrator's relationships with the central women in his life: his mother; an affectionate nanny; his enchanting cousin; his devoted wife by an arranged marriage; a tragic peasant girl; and above all, the girl next door and his most enduring love, known - after the instrument she plays - as Koto
The three-inch golden lotus by Jicai Feng( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor girl rises to high social status in China because of her unusually small feet. When her position is threatened by reformers out to abolish foot-binding she fights them. A study in social change
Virgin widows by Hua Gu( )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things just keep getting better and better. ... Well, don't they? If you are a woman and you live in China, to answer this question you will need not only to look around you but to look back, to see not just how things are now but how they once were. China has traveled a long and torturous road since the collapse of the final imperial dynasty and the establishment of a modern republic early in this century; but have the nature of women's lives and their opportunities for just and equal treatment improved? Renowned writer Gu Hua confronts this issue in Virgin Widows, a poignant and disquieting novel that unfolds in alternating chapters the stories of two women whose lives, despite being separated by nearly a century, reveal a disturbing similarity. First published in China in 1985, it appears now in English for the first time
Retribution : the Jiling Chronicles by Yongping Li( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result is an unforgettable exploration of the intersections of sexual desire, sadism, folk belief, and the inexorable cycles of karmic retribution."--Jacket
The Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literature by Shaoming Liu( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Chinese fiction, poetry, and essays written during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
The taste of apples by Chunming Huang( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In ""The Two Sign Painters, "" TV reporters ambush two young workers from the country taking a break atop a twenty-four-story building. ""His Son's Big Doll"" introduces the tortured soul inside a walking advertisement, and in ""Xiaoqi's Cap"" a dissatisfie
City of the queen : a novel of colonial Hong Kong by Shuqing Shi( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been kidnapped from her home Huang, a young Chinese girl is sold into the prostitution trade in Hong Kong. Despite these cruel beginngs she survives and prospers to become a wealthy landowner. The novel also follows the lives of other family members and generations, giving us a broad look at Chinese and British cultures and colonialism
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripped of his possessions and executed as a result of Mao's Land Reform Movement in 1948, benevolent landowner Ximen Nao finds himself endlessly tortured in Hell before he is systematically reborn on Earth as each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac
The garlic ballads by Yan Mo( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves ballads of a street singer with the stories of three farmers who are imprisoned for rioting during a glut in the garlic market, recounting the past and present experiences of the farmers that include the motivations of love and greed
Frog by Yan Mo( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's controversial one- child policy. Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of communist China. "--
Market street : a Chinese woman in Harbin by Hong Xiao( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wolf totem by Rong Jiang( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic Chinese tale that depicts the dying culture of the Mongols--the ancestors of the Mongol hordes who at one time terrorized the world--and the parallel extinction of the animal they believe to be sacred: the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolf
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jintong, his mother, and his eight sisters struggle to survive through the major crises of twentieth century China, which include civil war, invasion by the Japanese, the cultural revolution, and communist rule in the new China
The republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plagued by persistent reports of cannibalism in a province known as the Republic of Wine, the Chinese government sends a special investigator to substantiate the disturbing rumors
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. A legend in China, where it won major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, Red Sorghum is a book in which fable and history collide to produce fiction that is entirely new--and unforgettable
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Republic of Wine presents a new collection of innovative short stories, which range from the tragic to the comic and reflect the author's own disdain for bureaucracy and repression, that includes the title story, which is being made into a major film by acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou
Red poppies by Alai( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Story of the Maichi family, its powerful chieftain, his Han Chinese wife, his first son and presumptive heir, and his second, "idiot" son, the novel's narrator and unlikely hero. The time is the 1930s, the setting a stone fortress overlooking all the family rules. A feud breaks out with a neighboring chieftain; an emissary from the Chinese Nationalists comes to the Maichis' aid with tools of modern warfare. In exchange, fields of bright red poppies, valuable in the Nationalist-sponsored heroin trade, are to be planted instead of grain in a deal that makes the family even richer and earns them the enmity of nearly everyone."--Jacket
Three sisters by Feiyu Bi( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in a post-Cultural Revolution-era Chinese village, three sisters among seven strive to change the course of their destinies by embracing respective views about dignity, seduction, and ambition
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.04 for Blades of ... to 0.86 for Ge Haowen ...)

The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Blades of grass : the stories of Lao SheThe money demon : an autobiographical romanceThe three-inch golden lotusRetribution : the Jiling ChroniclesThe Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literatureThe taste of applesCity of the queen : a novel of colonial Hong KongLife and death are wearing me out : a novel
Alternative Names
Ge, Haowen.

Ge Haowen 1939-....

Goldblatt, H. 1939-

Goldblatt, Howard

Howard Goldblatt Amerikaans taalkundige

Howard Goldblatt traducteur américain

Howard Goldblatt traductor estadounidense

Ko, Hao-wen.

Ko Hao-wen 1939-....

葛, 浩文

葛 浩文 1939-....


葛浩文 1939-

English (285)

Chinese (11)

French (2)

German (1)