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City Gate, Open Up

Author: Dao, Bei

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

Format:Paperback
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City Gate, Open Up : In 2001, to visit his sick father, the exiled poet Bei Dao returned to his homeland for the first time in over twenty years. The city of his birth was totally unrecognizable. "My city that once was had vanished," he writes: "I was a foreigner in my hometown." The shock of this experience released a flood of memories and emotions that sparked Open Up, City Gate.

In this lyrical autobiography of growing up - from the birth of the People's Republic, through the chaotic years of the Great Leap Forward, and on into the Cultural Revolution - Bei Dao uses his extraordinary gifts as a poet and storyteller to create another Beijing, a beautiful memory palace of endless alleyways and corridors, where personal narrative mixes with the momentous history he lived through. At the center of the book are his parents and siblings, and their everyday life together through famine and festival. Open Up, City Gate is told in an episodic, fluid style that moves back and forth through the poet's childhood, recreating the smells and sounds, the laughter and the danger, of a boy's coming of age during a time of enormous change and upheaval.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Literary
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9780811226431
ISBN 10:0811226433
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:303
Size:7.98" l x 5.23" w x 0.92" h
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