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Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

Works: 174 works in 838 publications in 4 languages and 45,742 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( )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 2,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,965 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 1,943 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 1,908 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 1,873 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 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retribution opens with the raucous festivities surrounding the annual procession to honor the Bodhisattva Guanyin. Changsheng, the young wife of the Local coffin maker Liu Laoshi, is raped while making an offering to Guanyin in the hope of increasing her chances of bearing a son. Changsheng hangs herself following the attack, and Liu Laoshi exacts bloody vengeance on the rapist's own wife and favorite prostitute. This act of sexual violence and its retribution form the narrative pivot around which is woven a web of interconnecting stories, whose characters provide divergent perspectives on the rape and its aftermath
The Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literature by Shaoming Liu( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first sweeping collection of twentieth-century Chinese literature, this book covers the wide spectrum of genres from both before and after the Communist takeover in 1949. With a generous selection of new translations commissioned for this volume, readers will find the best short fiction, poetry, and essays from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
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 1,452 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 1,368 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 1,255 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 1,254 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 1,184 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 1,154 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 1,041 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of this generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured province of contemporary China known as the Republic of Wine a corrupt and hallucinatory world filled with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic events. When rumors reach the authorities that strange and excessive gourmandise is being practiced in the city of Liquorland (so named for the staggering amount of alcohol produced and consumed there), veteran special investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched from the capital to discover the truth. His mission begins at the Mount Lou Coal Mine, where he encounters the prime suspect Deputy Head Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor. During the ensuing drinking duel at a banquet served in Ding's honor, the investigator loses all sense of reality, and can no longer tell whether the roast suckling served is of the animal or human variety. When he finally wakes up from his stupor, he has still found no answers to his rapidly mounting questions. Worse yet, he soon finds that his trusty gun is missing. Interspersed throughout the narrative and Ding's faltering investigation are letters sent to Mo Yan by one Li Yidou, a doctoral candidate in Liquor Studies and an aspiring writer. Each letter contains a story that Li would like the renowned author's help in getting published. However, Li's tales, each more fantastic and malevolent than the last, soon begin alarmingly to resemble the story of Ding's continuing travails in Liquorland. Peopled by extraordinary characters a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of plump, delectable boys raised in captivity, a cookery teacher who primes her students with monstrous recipes Mo Yan's revolutionary tour de force reaffirms his reputation as a writer of world standing. Wild, bawdy, politically explosive, and subversive, The Republic of Wine is both mesmerizing and exhilarating, proving that no repressive regime can stifle true creative imagination
The lost garden : a novel by Ang Li( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines. In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang Kai-shek's rule. After his release, Zhu Zuyan literally walled himself in his Lotus Garden, which he rebuilt according to his own desires. Forever under suspicion, Zhu Zuyan indulged as much as he could in circumscribed pleasures, though they drained the family fortune. Eventually everything belonging to the household had to be sold, including the Lotus Garden. The second storyline picks up in modern-day Taipei as Zhu Yinghong meets Lin Xigeng, a real estate tycoon and playboy. Their cat-and-mouse courtship builds against the extravagant banquets and decadent entertainments of Taipei's wealthy businessmen. Though the two ultimately marry, their high-styled romance dulls over time, forcing them on a quest to rediscover enchantment in the Lotus Garden." -- Publisher's description
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political saga set in China's Shandong province. It spans half a century and involves three generations of one family
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 813 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 805 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
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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 (277)

Chinese (11)

French (2)

German (1)