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One Man's Bible
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Gao Xingjian (whose name is pronounced gow shing-jen) is the first Chinese recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in 1940 in Jiangxi province in eastern China, he has lived in France since 1987. Gao Xingjian is an artistic innovator, in both the visual arts and literature. He is that rare multitalented artist who excels as novelist, playwright, essayist, director, and painter. In addition to Soul Mountain and One Man's Bible, a book of his plays, The Other Shore, and a volume of his paintings, Return to Painting, have been published in the United States.

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"Unforgettable . One Man's Bible burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling." -- New York Times
"Dreamlike .. elegant and haunting." -- Boston Globe
"A remarkable achievement." -- Christian Science Monitor
"Perhaps the most powerful thing Gao has ever written."--New York Review of Books
"Conveys that profound sense of dislocation human beings can sometimes feel, when looks back on one's own life."--Baltimore Sun
"Dreamlike .... elegant and haunting."--Boston Globe
"450 brilliant pages of reflection, self-reflection and redemption."--Ruminator Review
"[Gao] paints a stark, unforgiving picture of the results of Mao's regime and of the Cultural Revolution."--Denver Post
"A remarkable achievement."--Christian Science Monitor
"Unforgettable ... One Man's Bible burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling."--New York Times

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