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Mo, Yan 1955-

Works: 744 works in 2,356 publications in 12 languages and 28,362 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Film adaptations  War films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Satire 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PL2886.O1684, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yan Mo
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

128 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,300 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
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

68 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,749 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 )

77 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Garlic Ballads' is an epic novel of love and loyalty, beauty and brutality, by China's greatest living writer
The republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

56 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 979 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
Sandalwood death = (Tanxiang xing) : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandalwood Death is set during the Boxer Rebellion (1898 - 1901) - an anti-imperialist struggle waged by North China's farmers and craftsmen in opposition to Western influence. Against a broad historical canvas, the novel centers on the interplay between its female protagonist, Sun Meiniang, and the three paternal figures in her life. One of these men is her biological father, Sun Bing, an opera virtuoso and a leader of the Boxer Rebellion
Pow! by Yan Mo( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this novel by the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature], "a benign old monk listens to a prospective novice's tale of depravity, violence and carnivorous excess while a nice little family drama--in which nearly everyone dies--unfurls ... As his dual narratives merge and feather into one another, each informing and illuminating the other, Mo Yan probes the character and lifestyle of modern China."--Jacket
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women. As the title implies, the female body serves as the book's most important image and metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900. Married at seventeen into the Shangguan family, she has nine children, none by her husband, who is sterile. The youngest is her only boy, the narrator of the book, a spoiled and ineffectual child who stands in stark contrast to his headstrong and forceful sisters. Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman, constantly risking her life to save several of her children and grandchildren as the political tides shift dramatically from year to year. ... Each of the seven chapters recounts a different era, from the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 through the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and the early years of Sun Yat Sen's Republic, the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years"--Page 4 of cover
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His passion for writing shaped by his own experience of almost unimaginable poverty as a child, Mo Yan uses his talent to expose the harsh abuses of an oppressive society. In these stories he writes of those who suffer, physically and spiritually, under its yoke: the newly unemployed factory worker who hits upon an ingenious financial opportunity; two former lovers revisiting their passion fleetingly before returning to their spouses; young couples willing to pay for a place to share their love in private; the abandoned baby brought home by a soldier to his unsympathetic wife; the impoverished child who must subsist on a diet of iron and steel; the young bride willing to go to any length to escape an odious, arranged marriage. Never didactic, Mo's fiction ranges from tragedy to wicked satire, rage to whimsy, magical fable to harsh realism, from impassioned pleas on behalf of struggling workers to paeans to romantic love."--The publisher
Hong gao liang Red sorghum by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See summary in Chinese
Shi san bu by Yan Mo( Book )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu biao da zuo zhe dui ren sheng de si kao, shi yi bu si xiang shen ke de xin zuo
Change by Yan Mo( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Change, Mo Yan, China's foremost novelist, personalizes the political and social changes in his country over the past few decades in a novella disguised as autobiography (or vice-versa). Unlike most historical narratives from China, which are pegged to political events, Change is a representative of 'people's history', a bottom-up rather than top-down view of a country in flux. By moving back and forth in time and focusing on small events and everyday people, Yan breathes life into history by describing the effects of larger-than-life events on the average citizen
Tou ming de hong luo bo : Mo Yan zhong pian xiao shuo jing xuan I by Yan Mo( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou xuan"san shi nian qian de yi ci zhang pao bi sai","zang bao tu","shi fu yue lai yue you mo","si ling de nü ren"deng 11 pian zhong duan pian xiao shuo
Shi cao jia zu by Yan Mo( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao shuo yi gao mi dong bei xiang wei bei jing, miao xie le sheng huo zai pin ji er you fu rao de tu di shang de zu xian men yu da zi ran de guan xi. shi yi bu chong fen ti xian mo yan de shi jie zhe xue de zuo pin
Huai bao xian hua de nü ren by Yan Mo( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong you : mo yan xiao shuo jin zuo ji, jin zuo ping lun xuan, chuang zuo zi liao xiao ji
Hong shu lin by Yan Mo( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shou san wen 65 pian,Shi ge 16 pian
Hui chang ge de qiang by Yan Mo( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book contains sixty published essays by Mo Yan from 1981-2011. In order to conserve the originality of those essays, Mo Yan used the last edited copy and didn't go back to edit any of the essays
Frog : a novel by Yan Mo( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 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. "--
Bai gou qiu qian jia by Yan Mo( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In vernacular field only
Xing fu shi guang Happy times by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Chinese and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om aan geld te komen voor zijn trouwerij gaat de arme Zhao een oude bus opknappen om die te verhuren aan verliefde stelletjes
Shuo ba! Mo Yan by Yan Mo( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jun yi fang tan wen zhang gou cheng:chen an na,Long ying tai,Liu zai fu,Ming jia yan zhong de mo yan;Guan mo xian,Guan yi lan,Qin ren yan zhong de mo yan;< nan fang zhou mo>,< huan qiu ming ren fang>,< wen yi bao>,Ji zhe dui hua mo yan;Sun yu,Zhang yue ran,Ge liang,Ma dingWa er ze,Tong xing dui hua mo yan
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Red sorghum : a novel of China
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Baku, Gen.

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Mo Yan Chinese novelist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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Muiwej Yav 1956-

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Yuan, Moye 1956-

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مو یان نویسنده چینی

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مۆ یان

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ਮੋ ਯਾਨ

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Life and death are wearing me out : a novelThe Garlic BalladsThe republic of wine : a novelBig breasts and wide hips : a novelShifu, you'll do anything for a laughChangeTou ming de hong luo bo : Mo Yan zhong pian xiao shuo jing xuan I