The Well (1986)

The Well




18 thoughts on “The Well (1986)

      • You may kill this reply off as is for you. Book recommendation: “Life and Death are Wearing Me Out”, by Mo Yan. A very unusual book described thusly by the publisher: “today’s most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating read. The hero—or antihero—of Mo Yan’s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story is a deliriously unique journey and absolutely riveting tale that reveals the author’s love of a homeland beset by ills inevitable, political, and traditional.” The story of a family across three generations in late-20th century China, and of a donkey, ox, pig, dog, and monkey … oh, and did I mention trans-migration, Chairman Mao, the rise of communism, cruelty, love, … it is one of the best I’ve read in quite a while.

      • This sounds right up my alley Harold. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find it on a search of our limited public library system but will persist. I did come across Frog by Mo Yan and placed a reserve on it. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Glad you enjoyed it. The hole was three parts clay one part shale. The bedrock bottom was no hell when it came to holding water. All in all not much of a vessel… but I suppose lovely(?) as earthenware goes

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