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The Resource Notes of a crocodile, by Qiu Miaojin ; translated by Bonnie Huie

Notes of a crocodile, by Qiu Miaojin ; translated by Bonnie Huie

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Notes of a crocodile
Title
Notes of a crocodile
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by Qiu Miaojin ; translated by Bonnie Huie
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan's most prestigious university. Told through the eyes of an anonymous lesbian narrator nicknamed Lazi, Qiu Miaojin's cult classic novel is a postmodern pastiche of diaries, vignettes, mash notes, aphorisms, exegesis, and satire by an incisive prose stylist and countercultural icon. Afflicted by her fatalistic attraction to Shui Ling, an older woman who is alternately hot and cold toward her, Lazi turns for support to a circle of friends that includes the devil-may-care, rich-kid-turned-criminal Meng Sheng and his troubled, self-destructive gay lover Chu Kuang, as well as the bored, mischievous overachiever Tun Tun and her alluring slacker artist girlfriend Zhi Rou. Bursting with the optimism of newfound liberation and romantic idealism despite corroding innocence, Notes of a Crocodile is a poignant and intimate masterpiece of social defiance by a singular voice in contemporary Chinese literature"--
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Summary
"Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan's most prestigious university."--
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10563053
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DLC
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1969-1995
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Qiu, Miaojin
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1969-1995
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Huie, Bonnie
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Lesbians
  • Women
  • Gays
  • Taipei (Taiwan)
Target audience
adult
Label
Notes of a crocodile, by Qiu Miaojin ; translated by Bonnie Huie
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781681370767
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2017000237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Notes of a crocodile, by Qiu Miaojin ; translated by Bonnie Huie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781681370767
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2017000237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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