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Mo Yan’s food obsession

Mo Yan’s food obession
Put down the recipe book, and get your foodie fix through fiction.
Chinese novelist, Mo Yan, has an obsession with earthly delights. The winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has a new book out called ‘Pow’. The New York Times describes it as ‘… a red-toothed fantasia about meat production and meat consumption.’ And, ‘The narrator is a young Chinese man, Luo Xiaotong, who as a boy loved meat so much that it called out to him, begging to be eaten. He is referred to as a “carnivorous genius” and “the world’s most gluttonous boy.” Just watching him stuff his face, one man says, “is better than embracing my wife in bed.”.’
This isn’t the novelist’s first foray into fictional food writing, the man clearly loves to eat!
Also on our must-read list by this epicurean author:
The Garlic Ballads
An epic novel set in a brutal landscape of politics; and a garlic harvest with nowhere to go.
The Republic of Wine
A rich almost surreal tale under the dark shadow of cannibalism.
Red Sorghum
A collection of five novellas spanning three generations of a Chinese family, interwoven with vivid imagery of the nation’s food.

Put down the recipe book, and get your foodie fix through fiction instead.

Chinese novelist, Mo Yan, has an obsession with earthly delights. The winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has a new book out called ‘Pow’. The New York Times describes it as ‘… a red-toothed fantasia about meat production and meat consumption.’ And, ‘The narrator is a young Chinese man, Luo Xiaotong, who as a boy loved meat so much that it called out to him, begging to be eaten. He is referred to as a “carnivorous genius” and “the world’s most gluttonous boy.” Just watching him stuff his face, one man says, “is better than embracing my wife in bed.”.’

This isn’t the novelist’s first foray into fictional food writing, the man clearly loves to eat! pow Mo Yan

Also on our must-read list by this epicurean author:

The Garlic Ballads
An epic novel set in a brutal landscape of politics; and a garlic harvest with nowhere to go.

The Republic of Wine
A rich almost surreal tale under the dark shadow of cannibalism.

Red Sorghum
A collection of five novellas spanning three generations of a Chinese family, interwoven with vivid imagery of the nation’s food.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Inspiration,
comment-notesComments: 0


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