One Man's Bible: A Novel (Paperback)

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One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another. It is a place where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state.

But One Man's Bible is also a profound meditation on the essence of writing, on exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit, and on how the human spirit can triumph.

Praise For…

“Unforgettable … One Man’s Bible burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.”

“Perhaps the most powerful thing Gao has ever written.”

“[Gao] paints a stark, unforgiving picture of the results of Mao’s regime and of the Cultural Revolution.”

“Dreamlike …. elegant and haunting.”

“A remarkable achievement.”

“450 brilliant pages of reflection, self-reflection and redemption.”

“Conveys that profound sense of dislocation human beings can sometimes feel, when looks back on one’s own life.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060936266
ISBN-10: 0060936266
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 16th, 2003
Pages: 464
Language: English