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Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang

'Dead, she was his ghost'A gripping, intensely atmospheric story of love, espionage and betrayal in wartime Shanghai, Lust, Caution is accompanied here by four more shimmering tales of Chinese life.

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A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer. New York Times Book Review Chang s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States; the smoky, formal world of respect for tradition and the irresistible, harshly lighted future. Los Angeles Times A master of the short story.... Chang s world is a stark and mysterious place where people strive to find their way in love but often fail under the pressures of family, tradition, and reputation. The New Yorker Chang has strong and sensuous power of description.... Her stories could hardly be more eloquent. New York Review of Books

A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer. --New York Times Book Review Chang's sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States; the smoky, formal world of respect for tradition and the irresistible, harshly lighted future. --Los Angeles Times A master of the short story.... Chang's world is a stark and mysterious place where people strive to find their way in love but often fail under the pressures of family, tradition, and reputation. --The New Yorker Chang has strong and sensuous power of description.... Her stories could hardly be more eloquent. --New York Review of Books A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer. New York Times Book Review Chang s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States; the smoky, formal world of respect for tradition and the irresistible, harshly lighted future. Los Angeles Times A master of the short story.... Chang s world is a stark and mysterious place where people strive to find their way in love but often fail under the pressures of family, tradition, and reputation. The New Yorker Chang has strong and sensuous power of description.... Her stories could hardly be more eloquent. New York Review of Books


About the Author

Eileen Chang was born in Shanghai in 1920. She studied literature at the University of Hong Kong but returned to Shanghai in 1941 during the Japanese occupation, where she established her reputation as a literary star. She moved to America in 1955 and died in Los Angeles in 1995.

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Publication date

3rd November 2016

Author

Eileen Chang

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780241259092

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