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Iron and Silk (First Edition)

Salzman, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0394551567 / ISBN 13: 9780394551562
Editorial: Random House, New York, 1986
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First Edition. Copy belonging to literary agent, Candida Donadio, with her rubber stamp on the front flyleaf. Donadio was vital in promoting Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" (1961) and Philip Roth's "Goodbye, Columbus" (1959). The literary agency still operates to this day, as Donadio & Olson, Inc., working with authors like Ian MacMillan and Chuck Palahniuk.Author's first book. Basis for the 1990 Shirley Sun film. Light foxing to the page edges and jacket verso, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 134171

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Título: Iron and Silk (First Edition)

Editorial: Random House, New York

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.
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Review:

In 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. He's gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (it's his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in Canton). Though dribs of history and drabs of classical lore seep through, this is mostly a personal tale, noted by the Los Angeles Times for "the charmingly unpretentious manner in which it penetrates a China inaccessible to other foreigners."

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