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The Resource Last words from Montmartre, Qiu Miaojin ; translated from the Chinese by Ari Larissa Heinrich

Last words from Montmartre, Qiu Miaojin ; translated from the Chinese by Ari Larissa Heinrich

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Last words from Montmartre
Title
Last words from Montmartre
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Qiu Miaojin ; translated from the Chinese by Ari Larissa Heinrich
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"An NYRB Classics Original Last Words from Montmartre is a novel in letters that narrates the gradual dissolution of a relationship between two lovers and, ultimately, the complete unraveling of the narrator. In a voice that veers between extremes, from self-deprecation to hubris, compulsive repetition to sublime reflection, reticence to vulnerability, it can be read as both the author's masterpiece and a labor of love, as well as her own suicide note. Last Words from Montmartre, written just as Internet culture was about to explode, is also a kind of farewell to letters. The opening note urges us to read the letters in any order. Each letter unfolds as a chapter, the narrator writing from Paris to her lover in Taipei and to family and friends in Taiwan and Tokyo. The book opens with the death of a beloved pet rabbit and closes with a portentous expression of the narrator's resolve to kill herself. In between we follow Qiu's protagonist into the streets of Montmartre; into descriptions of affairs with both men and women, French and Taiwanese; into rhapsodic musings on the works of Theodoros Angelopoulos and Andrei Tarkovsky; and into wrenching and clear-eyed outlines of what it means to exist not only between cultures but, to a certain extent, between and among genders. More Confessions of a Mask than Well of Loneliness, the novel marks Qiu as one of the finest experimentalist and modernist Chinese-language writers of our generation"--
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1969-1995
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Qiu, Miaojin
Dewey number
822/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Originally published in 1969
LC call number
PR9470.9.M53
LC item number
L3713 2014
Literary form
fiction
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1969-1995
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  • Heinrich, Ari Larissa
  • Qiu, Miaojin
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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Lesbian authors
Label
Last words from Montmartre, Qiu Miaojin ; translated from the Chinese by Ari Larissa Heinrich
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Publication
Note
Translation from the Chinese
Bar code
  • 31223107979172
  • 31223107979198
  • 31223107979164
  • 31223107979180
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781590177259
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013049765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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bro-copy20140618-054
System control number
  • 858126076
  • (OCoLC)858126076
Label
Last words from Montmartre, Qiu Miaojin ; translated from the Chinese by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Publication
Note
Translation from the Chinese
Bar code
  • 31223107979172
  • 31223107979198
  • 31223107979164
  • 31223107979180
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781590177259
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013049765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140618-054
System control number
  • 858126076
  • (OCoLC)858126076

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