15 Mar
2007
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A Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for LoversReported by Xinhua, Guo Xiaolu’s first English novel entitled “A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers” was recently published (in Feb.).

This is not the first time a writer has addressed cultural differences and conflict between Oriental and Western lovers. But Guo Xiaolu’s novel “A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers” approaches differences and love in a humorous and touching way, making the journey between East and West both painful and delightful.

Published in English by Random House’s Chatto & Windus in February, the novel is written deliberately in bad English, and “it is a delicate combination of unwitting humor, sadness, sex and displacement”. As reported by Xinhua, the novel is now available online from Amazon.com, but not yet in local bookstores, and it is not available in Chinese.

So, what do you think?

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