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Mo Yan Thought

Six Critiques of Hallucinatory Realism


Jerry Leonard Xie

This book analyzes Mo Yan’s writings as well as other scholarly interpretations of his writings. When Mo Yan from China was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the term «hallucinatory realism» was invented to describe his storytelling as a «merging» of folk tales, history, and the contemporary. The author stakes out a Marxist approach to theorizing the class ideology that underwrites what Mo Yan says he «knows» of the «nebulous terrain» where one supposedly experiences moments of «transcending» or going «beyond» class and politics in literary sensibility.

Go to the Core . . . but «to Change It» – Taking Mo Yan «in Context» by Strategy – In Search of the Theoretical Meaning of Leaf Reading «in Context» – Cages and Class Struggle – «Hearing» the Moist Spirit of «Sandalwood Death – «Pow!» as an Ideological Work