《Fortress Besieged》

Author:Qian Zhongshu

Introduction:

Fortress Besieged is a classic of world literature, a masterpiece of parodic fiction that plays with Western literary traditions, philosophy, and middle-class Chinese society in the Republican era.

Set on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War, hapless hero Fang Hung-chien , with no particular goal in life and with a bogus degree from a fake American university in hand, returns home to Shanghai. In a sort of painful comedy, Fang obtains a teaching post at a newly established university where the effete pseudo-intellectuals he encounters in academia become the butt of Qian’s merciless satire. Soon Fang is trapped into a marriage of Nabokovian proportions of distress and absurdity.The novel ends with his wife leaving him, while he listens to a clock chiming.

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Reviews:The best modern Chinese novel about intellectuals.
Catalogue:H195.5
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书名:《围城》

作者:钱钟书

简介:《围城》是钱钟书创作的惟一一部长篇小说,是中国现代文学史上最有趣、含意最丰富的一部小说。小说的故事发生在抗战时期,讲述了男主人公方鸿渐留学回国后,在动荡不安的社会中遭受到的人生挫折,揭示了人生如围城这个深刻的哲学命题。

 

图书馆编号:H195.5

一句话推荐理由:描写知识分子最优秀的中国现代小说。

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