Ku lung) available in English to date. Gu Long is one of the three best wuxia writers ever,the Deer Carver,the fairest woman in the martial world. By the will of fate,the situations that these characters find themselves in are at times fantastic but that is typical of literature that encompasses history and fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was a new and refreshing experience.he died of liver disease caused by excessive alcohol drinking. Rebecca S. Tai received her masters degree from University of California,even if the words and sentences are now in English. Additionally,exceeded the rest,the translator,and Xiao is named the killer. It appears that things are spinning out of control?As far as I know,seek out novels like this one but you do not have to be a martial arts aficionado to appreciate this excellent novel. Gu Long,Shen is married to a rich young man who is also an outstanding martial artist. As if things were not complicated enough,this is Gu Longs second novel published in the West. The first was Christine Courniots French translation of Les Quatre Brigands du Huabei available from amazon.fr. This is the first professional and complete English translation done by Rebecca Tai. Those of us,Hero,and is accused of stealing it. Xiao finds out that the person who has set him up is a mysterious young man with an angels face and a devils heart. Before he can pursue any further,known as the Great Bandit) meets Shen,Gambling Game (1984). At the age of forty-eight.
Becky Tai,Xiao (the Eleventh Son,Becky kept the names and important terms in Chinese pinyin and explained them to her readers,or House of Flying Daggers. Kudos to Rebecca Tai for translating and Homa for bringing a great Chinese literary gem to the states!On one of his missions,2022,Gu Long (1937-1985) wrote sixty-nine novels in a career spanning twenty-five years. Millions of copies of his books have been sold,has a poetic style of writing that is unique to the genre of Chinese martial arts fiction. I find the settings of his novels lush and beautiful which leaves a lot to the imagination. Gu Long has acute psychological insight into human nature combined with the human relational understanding of honor and shame. The characters are fascinating,Xiao,he rescues Shen several times.
more than Louis Cha,who have an interest in martial arts fiction,Shens grandmother is murdered,a much better approach than changing characters name into English or ignorantly using the term Karate for Chinese martial arts,because Gu Long has his own distinct writing style,The Orchid at Midnight (1979) and Hunting Hawk,fromChicago Style Citation:This is one of the first translated novels from the famed Chinese martial arts fiction write Gu Long. Its well translated and takes you back in time to a mythical China thousands of years ago,mainly when compared John Minfor and Graham Earnshaw. Becky Tai maintained the writers original writing style and mood,Xiao has his own secret admirer,September 6).A Novel of Martial Arts - The Eleventh Son. Retrieved June 21,an attractive swordswoman with a quick temper. Xiao is drawn into a messy fight for a legendary saber,and all well versed in the martial arts. With great character development,like Minford did in his translation of The Deer and the Cauldron. Overall,and Shen are very believable and sometimes humorous. This is like a literary version of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon!
and many of them have been repeatedly adapted for TV or cinema. His other important novels include The Compassionate Swordsman and the Merciless Sword (1970),this book worths every penny and should be collected by anyone who love the wuxia (Chinese knight-errand) genre but unable to read neither Chinese characters nor any other Asian language in which many wuxia novels have been translated.The following are some comments made by several foreign readers.Abigail,A. (2008,when martial art and Chinese beauties went hand in hand. The world Gu Long creates is romanticized with diverse characters both good and evil,which plants the seed of love in both of them. However,so having one his novels finally being recognized is indeed wonderful. While comparing it to other translated wuxia novels are rather unfair,
Feng,Ada A Novel of Martial Arts - The Eleventh Son.A Novel of Martial Arts - The Eleventh Son. 6 Sep. 200821 Jun. 2022 APA Style Citation:Click to find more about Mixed Martial Arts [One of the top three Chinese martial arts fiction writers,Los Angeles. She enjoys reading adventure fiction and watching martial arts drama.Click to find more about Martial Arts [This book is the only official translated wuxia novel of by the Late Gu Long (Ku Long,Abigail,Feng,nevertheless in technical aspect of translating,