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Mo, Yan 1955-

Works: 632 works in 2,632 publications in 14 languages and 30,551 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Film adaptations  Short stories  War films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Interviewee, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PL2886.O1684, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yan Mo
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

159 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,377 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 the Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. This translation originally published: London: Heinemann, 1993
Frog by Yan Mo( Book )

88 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,815 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."--
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

71 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,692 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 republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

101 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,297 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 Garlic Ballads by Yan Mo( Book )

94 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

81 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Meiniang interacts with the three men in her life during the Boxer Rebellion, including Sun Bing, her father and a leader of the rebellion, who is destined to come to a cruel end
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

53 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 846 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
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

64 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 740 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
Pow! by Yan Mo( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 731 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
Hong gao liang = Red sorghum by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Chinese and English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning as a lusty romantic comedy about a nervous young bride's arrival and ensuing seduction at a remote winery, and ending as a heroic drama of partisan resistance during the Japanese occupation
Shi san bu by Yan Mo( Book )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 406 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 363 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
Feng ru fei tun by Yan Mo( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sotry stars from defending against Japanese aggression to the reform of new China. The mother figure of the sotry has raised one son and eight daughters. The author uses a family to reveal social changes"--Provided by vendor
Si shi yi pao by Yan Mo( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi cao jia zu by Yan Mo( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in Chinese and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This epic novel characterizes the author's family history, his spiritual development and the struggle of his mind and state"--Provided by vendor
Tou ming de hong luo bo : Mo Yan zhong pian xiao shuo jing xuan I by Yan Mo( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in Chinese and Undetermined and held by 261 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
Huai bao xian hua de nü ren by Yan Mo( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 240 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 )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a fishing village in southern China, not far from a modern city, where money, desire, power and sex set squarely in people's lives--from the older generation who were part of the Revolution to their children oblivious to the past
Huan le by Yan Mo( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman psychologique (intime). Roman de société
Hui chang ge de qiang by Yan Mo( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 214 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
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Red sorghum : a novel of China
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FrogLife and death are wearing me out : a novelThe republic of wine : a novelThe Garlic BalladsShifu, you'll do anything for a laughBig breasts and wide hips : a novelChangeTou ming de hong luo bo : Mo Yan zhong pian xiao shuo jing xuan I