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  1. Praj Praj says:

    Is the uterus a prime property of the dowry that a bride brings into her marital life Fertility being its most significant asset and a son the ultimate gift of that propertyWithout a son, you ll be no better than a slave as long as you live, but with one you ll be a mistress The cry of a barren womb istraumatizing than the agony of twisted bones that sacrifice their maturity for the birth of exquisite Lotus Feet A society, where once, a woman without bound feet could not find a hu Is the uterus a prime property of the dowry that a bride brings into her marital life Fertility being its most significant asset and a son the ultimate gift of that propertyWithout a son, you ll be no better than a slave as long as you live, but with one you ll be a mistress The cry of a barren womb istraumatizing than the agony of twisted bones that sacrifice their maturity for the birth of exquisite Lotus Feet A society, where once, a woman without bound feet could not find a husband and a mother who could not birth a son would become a slave and not a mistress of the house was indeed a disgraceful place to exist A patriarchal society that prides in its honorable men becomes a farce when these very men abuse the owner of the precious womb that have birthed these men and have constructed the very reality of patriarchy Shangguan Lu was tormented for her barren womb In the conundrum of physical and mental abuse where tears forget their existence and misery becomes a friend, the fight against patriarchal sterility intensifies, compelling the womb to defend its owner s survival When a prosperous harvest becomes essential rather than the origin of its seed and bearing of a son overshadows the essence of survival as it crumbles in the ashes of dignity and ignominy , on that very day a fertile womb stops being a child rearing bag of contentment and becomes a ferocious weapon of survival Shangguan Lu, survived the war between sterility and fertility, but peace and happiness eluded her and her children Is it then a punishable offense to be born as a woman in a patriarchal society To the female donkey that collapses under the weight of a stallion in order for its womb to reproduce a well endowed mule rather than a scrawny, worthless donkey, is then, possessing a womb a misery or heroic To those women who were ravaged not only by foreigners but also by their countrymen, is then birthing sons a sin or a blessingWe all ate God s twelfth month gruel, mine came through my mother s breast Breasts turn out to be an indicator of the current circumstances The supply of milk becomes the sole communicator of vitality and hardships Throughout the book, Mo Yan strongly emphasizes on the significance of women s breasts to the point of subtle fascination and eroticism It is not surprising though, as Shangguan Jintong , the protagonist and the narrator, is shown to be obsessed with his mother s breasts to the point of worshiping it and later on suffering from photism Right from infancy, Jintong was possessive about his mother s breasts, which ultimately led him to only consume only milk as his body refused to ingest other food products To a man who has not seen anything but brutal abuse, his mother s breasts was the only place where he found true love and shelter a sense of belonging Can a hypothetical conclusion of lengthened studies of Pavlov s theories be enough to answer the deep reality of Jintong s demeanor and oedipal fixation that was gifted to him by the inadequacies of a muddled political and religious society Moving away from Jintong s manic worship of breasts, Mo Yan depicts breast to be a symbol of both love and lust A mother s breasts that fills with fragrant milk is crucial to nurture the young ones, transforming these bodily assets breasts into heavenly warmth of motherly love, a warm cocoon that keeps life s horrendous reality afar A mother s selfless love is imprinted through her breasts as she nurses the innocent infants blurring the boundaries of political discrepancies However, these same breasts become an object of vicious lust and onset of dastard crimes and endless sufferingsYes, I ve changed, Mother said, and yet I m still the same Over the years, members of the Shangguan family have died off like stalks of chives, and others have been born to take their place Where there s life, death is inevitable Dying s easy it s living that s hard The harder it gets, the stronger the will to live And the greater the fear of death, the greater the struggle to keep on living Northern Gaomi Township has been a powerful witness to the changing landscape of mainland China, throughout the 20th century Mo Yan artistically scripts the journey of a mother from the feudal times to a modern society where it becomes essential to listen to the woes of your children As the conservative land reforms are implemented ,eradicating every existing superstitions and orthodoxy, China undergoes a massive transformation from defeating Japanese Forces 1945 to accepting People s Republic and bearing the consequences of a vengeful political realignment that encompasses the malicious and inhumane survival during the The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution In the fundamental political conflict of a burgeoning country that becomes a laughing stock in the name of liberation and peace, the one firm constant entity in Mo Yan s political saga is Shangguan Lu the mother who like numerous other citizens is eluded by peace and joy Even though the war and personal conflicts flung Shangguan Lu into an ethical quandary, she harbored no prejudices whatsoever with her son in laws who excelled professionally as bandits, leaders of Nationalist and Communist party and even the sadistic mute of a demon Mo Yan interlaces a mother s or rather a woman s suffering with the hypocrisy of war There are times when the reader is obligated to question the ethical stance of Lu s pronouncements In a savage world where the thought finding angels is as delusional as the possibility of unicorns, how could ethics find an iota of survival Is there something such as a just war And, if there is, then how would one substantiate the injustice that occurs in the name of a just war What happens when lust and suffering are entangled in a muddied mess of irrationality and the sensation of a single morsel of a stale steamed bun warming a parched throat brings blissful illusions dissolving the excruciating agony of a simultaneous rape In a land where women and children are not the first ones to be evacuated during a war, but the first ones to have a price marked at the marketplace, do then ethics truly weighthan endurance The burgeoning hunger that feeds on your soul, the mockery of love, where sex blurs the lines of humane reverence and animalistic angst, the sorrow of existence amongst piles of corpses, nothing becomes normal any Nevertheless, the motivation to unearth the precious speck of normalcy from the chaotic existence which makes living worth every oozing laceration becomes heroic To find a rational survival from an abyss of lunacy becomes gallantry Mo Yan, through his intricate prose creates heroes out of every solitary living being He makes the human body the prime symbol of valor The mind where silence becomes a powerful salvation the hands that kills and get killed the stomach who even though ravaged by festering hunger look for a morsel of survival the eyes that cry in pain and delight, the mouth that spew abhorrence and harvest love, the heart that never stops loving and the womb the ultimate bearer of all the pandemoniumSima Ku has his faults plenty of them, but he lived his life like a man and that s worth emulating In a thunderous patriarchal milieu, Shangguan Lu pronouncing only Sima Ku to be truly a man Mo Yan intensely mocks the societal patriarchy depicting other men to be a mere bunch of nincompoops The courage of the Gaomi women takes centerstage with their strength of mind to survive in the most horrendous circumstances The glorious penis fails where the big breasts and wide hips succeed protecting the spirit of continuation Further, Mo Yan illustrates other political disasters with the precise dose of satire and surrealism that gets eventful with the fervor of animal breeding , illustrating the recklessness of people in power who rather be busy in breeding various animal species while their own die of hunger and diseases What is the use of the Women Right s propaganda when their women basic right to live an honorable life is brutally snatchedAre women really wonderful thing May be they are Yes, women definitely are wonderful things, but when all is said and done, they aren t really thingsWomen are not things neither are their wombs some birthing machines Shangguan Lu was not a thing neither were her daughters and granddaughters In this journey of a mother through the tumultuous period of Chinese history, every child that came from Shangguan Lu s fertile womb is heroic, every bastard child and abandoned infant that nestled and nurtured among the warm embrace of her full breasts is heroic For a motherless orphan to survive in a world of anguish and misery and carry the humongous weight of being a sturdy nurturer on her perfect Lotus Feet, Shangguan Lu is nothing less than a hero and a tigress of a mother Possessing a uterus is certainly not a misery, it is heroic The womb altruistically births new life without any prejudices It births loyalists, patriots, traitors, sinners and saints Mo Yan s motherland births all these various sons of her soil some of whom guard her love and some deceive her faith and yet as a loving mother the Land of Northern Gaomi Township tenderly embraces her dead daughters and sons when they rest peacefully under the red sorghum stalks.Mo Yan was criticized for this particular work and in a controversial debate the validity of his Nobel Prize was questioned Did Mo Yan rightly deserved to be the recipient of the Nobel Prize or was it is a mere favorable outcome of a political lobbying To be honest, I really do not care for such detractors or sycophants Personally, I have always placed Mo Yan s works on an artistic dais At a time when facts are altered by the very own who promise the truth, asking a fiction to hoist the flag of honesty , is akin to pleading the dead to be the prime witnesses to a crime that will never be prosecuted.Mo Yan assertsIf you like, you can skip my other novels, but you must read, Big Breasts and Wide Hips In it I wrote about history, war, politics, hunger, religion, love and sex Although it is not entirely accurate, as his other works are quite worthy of a read, I would not challenge a man whose words create heroes from the most unlikely living beings surviving in outlandish circumstances As an ardent follower of Mr Yan s literature, from the time I open his books, sometimes with a smile, sometimes with misty eyes, I eagerly await the willful footsteps of valor as it strides from the dense sways of the sorghum stalks


  2. Radioread Radioread says:

    i know kung fu


  3. Stephen Durrant Stephen Durrant says:

    Immediately after finishing Mo Yan s Big Breasts and Wide Hips, I began Haruki Murakami s IQ84 I am far from finished with the latter don t expect a review of that any time soon but I already am far enough along to have rekindled some of my old consternation with the Nobel Prize for Literature Yes, Mo Yan is a talented, bold writer, but I do not believe he comes close to Murakami s creative genius He has won, as is so often the case with the Nobel Prize,because of politics than li Immediately after finishing Mo Yan s Big Breasts and Wide Hips, I began Haruki Murakami s IQ84 I am far from finished with the latter don t expect a review of that any time soon but I already am far enough along to have rekindled some of my old consternation with the Nobel Prize for Literature Yes, Mo Yan is a talented, bold writer, but I do not believe he comes close to Murakami s creative genius He has won, as is so often the case with the Nobel Prize,because of politics than literature Mo Yan, whose pen name means I do not speak, writes courageously in a politically oppressive milieu and never shies away from the ugly facts of recent Chinese history But in some sense that is the problem he melts together in my mind with so many other Chinese writers who do essentially the same thing Yu Hua a famous example There are perfectly valid and compelling reasons why writers from China remain locked in violent and sometimes highly satirical portrayals of those terrible years stretching from the Japanese occupation up through the Cultural Revolution and the rabid capitalism that followed, but it has become difficult to portray all of this in a new and fresh way Instead, it seems to me, each major writer that comes along just ups the ante that is, I can portray all this in an evenextreme fashion than my predecessors This is particularly so, I think, when sex enters the picture, as it always does I m not the right person to comment on this last feature of contemporary Chinese literature, since I know I have a reader here who is a specialist on that subject, but I do find the fixation on female body parts at times a bit, well, too much in every sense Oh well, I ll continue reading other Mo Yan novels and hope, eventually, to discern that genius which the Nobel Prize committee extoled and have not yet discerned in Murakami, Roth, or various other still living writers


  4. Jeff Volkmann Jeff Volkmann says:

    Over the summer I read Red Sorgum and was intrigued by Mo Yan s rather unique style When I began reading Big Breasts and Wide Hips I had extremely high expectations When you read reviews like this is Mo Yan s play at the Nobel Prize in Literature you expect a lot After the first 50 pages I thought I was going to be let down It seemed very similar to Red Sorgum Mo Yan seems to have an ability to make me cringe when describing human suffering He paints such a vivid picture of violence that i Over the summer I read Red Sorgum and was intrigued by Mo Yan s rather unique style When I began reading Big Breasts and Wide Hips I had extremely high expectations When you read reviews like this is Mo Yan s play at the Nobel Prize in Literature you expect a lot After the first 50 pages I thought I was going to be let down It seemed very similar to Red Sorgum Mo Yan seems to have an ability to make me cringe when describing human suffering He paints such a vivid picture of violence that it is almost hard to read After about 100 pages the brilliance of his style came to full fruition I was utterly blown away Mo Yan strong feminist beliefs are very apparent throughout the novel I was amazed at how Mo Yan incorporated magical realism into a social commentary The story of the Lu, Jintong and the entire Shangguan family is incredible In addition the creation of secondary characters like Bird Man Han and SIma Ku added depth to an already outstanding story I can t even imagine what it is like to read his texts in their original language I am going to steal part of the NY time review which stated that according to Howard Goldblatt, Mo s American translator and passionate advocate, Mo has said If you like, you can skip my other novels, but you must read Big Breasts Wide Hips In it I wrote about history, war, politics, hunger, religion, love, and sex In Big Breasts and Wide Hips Mo Yan covers an historical period that begins with the Boxer Rebellion and ends in the modern Chinese era I believe Mo Yan is a genius and a tremendously gifted writer I read that he wrote his last novel in only 45 days I look forward to readingof his work


  5. Arjen Arjen says:

    It is cold, it is raining, you ve just been raped, hit by your mother in law and are eating regurgitated beans stolen from your work unit, and your forty year old son you had 8 daughters first still wants to drink from your breast Big Breasts and Wide Hips is a very long 650 pages in the Dutch translation , very dreary telling of the Shangguan family s misfortunes Mo is a master in describing horrors, and his descriptions often trigger strong impressions of stench and filth The cast of dee It is cold, it is raining, you ve just been raped, hit by your mother in law and are eating regurgitated beans stolen from your work unit, and your forty year old son you had 8 daughters first still wants to drink from your breast Big Breasts and Wide Hips is a very long 650 pages in the Dutch translation , very dreary telling of the Shangguan family s misfortunes Mo is a master in describing horrors, and his descriptions often trigger strong impressions of stench and filth The cast of deeply flawed and unsympathetic characters stumble through life only to die a horrible meaningless death Life without hope.Mo Yan writes about many local customs, festivals, beliefs, folk tales, mystical and magical elements that are not talked about much elsewhere In some cases I felt the research was a bit weak, and I found a few mistakes misunderstandings of foreign practices in the novel which I wasn t sure were incorrect on purpose.In comparison with western literature there is little character development, and the characters do not really come alive on the page but the bigger picture of an era, its sounds and smells, its cyclical nature of ups and downs somehow do create a lively scene in the readers mind I loved the novel for giving another angle on China s modern history and the insight it gives into reasoning of china s uneducated poor masses


  6. Jenine Jenine says:

    After 230 odd pages I ve closed this book for good Time to accept I will not ever have any sense of connection with any of these characters, no empathy, no compassion Because not one of the characters in this book deserves it Certainly not the narrator, who at 7 years old decides to commit suicide rather than be forceably weaned Not one character demonstrates a shred of kindness, nobility, heroism, or other remarkable trait And by remarkable I don t mean amazing, I mean worth remarking up After 230 odd pages I ve closed this book for good Time to accept I will not ever have any sense of connection with any of these characters, no empathy, no compassion Because not one of the characters in this book deserves it Certainly not the narrator, who at 7 years old decides to commit suicide rather than be forceably weaned Not one character demonstrates a shred of kindness, nobility, heroism, or other remarkable trait And by remarkable I don t mean amazing, I mean worth remarking upon I ve given up waiting for a story arc to declare itself This is not the first book I ve read that just drags you through the unpleasant lives of unremarkable people I could keep reading in the hopes of discovering the true reason the narrator of this book deserves 500 odd pages of my time, but seeing as the last 230 say he doesn t, I m unwilling to keep looking Call it once burned, twice shy.I don t want to go into how the depiction of China and the Chinese people almost seems to deliberately feed the idea of their otherness from the rest of humanity And I don t mean that in a good way The people in this book do not rise from adversity to become better than their circumstances would seem to allow They are horrible when they can be, to whomever is available and weaker than them They accept injustice and unfairness without even considering that a person might strive for better How does a book make the Japanese occupiers of WWII looknoble than those they brutalized during their occupation It almost seems as if this book is trying to make the case that China would have been better off under permanent Japanese rule.Maybe that is exactly what the author was trying to say I have a hard time with this.All the talk considering this book as a Nobel in Literature candidate just makes me despair


  7. Nicole~ Nicole~ says:

    I loved the homage to the female mother, nurturer, life giver, sacrificial lamb. Yan is brilliant in his use of allegories in the tale of the Shangguan family specifically Mother and Jintong from a China Motherland violated by war, suffering famine, poverty and imprisonment behind the bamboo curtains of the Cultural Revolution, to her eventual Reform and Awakening.


  8. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    I was surprised when Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, because I had never heard of him I did a little research and discovered that he once said, If you like, you can skip my other novels, but you must read Big Breasts and Wide Hips In it I wrote about history, war, politics, hunger, religion, love, and sex Li Chun Lin, My Three American Books The name was intriguing too, so I tracked down a copy.I haven t read Steinbeck for years I ll be getting back to him next year when I I was surprised when Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, because I had never heard of him I did a little research and discovered that he once said, If you like, you can skip my other novels, but you must read Big Breasts and Wide Hips In it I wrote about history, war, politics, hunger, religion, love, and sex Li Chun Lin, My Three American Books The name was intriguing too, so I tracked down a copy.I haven t read Steinbeck for years I ll be getting back to him next year when I finally tackle East of Eden for my California read , but the style of Mo Yan s writing reminds me a lot of Steinbeck Gritty details, blood, guts, sex, and people barely scraping by an existence The setting is different, the particular historical events are unique to China spanning from early 1900s into the 1960s with the famine and beyond , but my mind kept making the comparison.There are a lot of breasts in this book It grew tiresome, actually, and the sometimes narrator of Jintong is evenso He never really gets accustomed to eating food, and subsists on breast milk even in his 40s The narration actually goes back and forth between first and third person, and I preferred being told about the story rather than being inside Jintong s head Here is the bit from where the title is taken My sister s figure had developed rapidly after eating the eel her breasts were the size of pears, beautifully shaped, and she was surely destined to carry on the glorious tradition of Shangguan women, with big breasts and wide hips Oh yes, Jintong spends a lot of energy coveting his sister s breasts But not in a sexual way as much as a disturbing food source way Uncomfortable Yeah Try 500 pages of it As usual, I feel like I know far too little about China s history, although I have read that the author takes what works for his story and tweaks the rest In that sense it isn t historical fiction at all, and sometimes even jumps over into magical realism one of the sisters turns into a bird, etc Most of the book is description and narration, with very little dialogue, meaning that it does pass rather slowly


  9. Radhika Radhika says:

    There is something about Mo Yan s writing that makes you wide eyed and then throws some grit into your open eyes He takes Chinese history in the 20th century and weaves it into a tapestry of events in the life of its protagonist who unlike many protagonists is, by no means, a hero He is a man crippled by his obsession with breasts Mo Yan s book presents the reality created by the Chinese state in the 20th century in the starkest symbolic terms that make it seem so hollow and nonsensical The There is something about Mo Yan s writing that makes you wide eyed and then throws some grit into your open eyes He takes Chinese history in the 20th century and weaves it into a tapestry of events in the life of its protagonist who unlike many protagonists is, by no means, a hero He is a man crippled by his obsession with breasts Mo Yan s book presents the reality created by the Chinese state in the 20th century in the starkest symbolic terms that make it seem so hollow and nonsensical The obsession with a male child, even one as feckless as Jintong, parodies completely the continuing Chinese and I might add Indian preoccupation with giving birth to a son The son is never able to contribute to anyone and continues to be a burden from the start to the finish The reason for his existence is never clear other than that tradition demands that the worth of the mother be measured by whether she gave birth to a son In the story the Chinese State at some point starts to proclaim that women are important and should be uplifted but their programs to do so are inane and ineffective For instance, forced marriage of all women or pageboy haircuts as emancipation.The struggle between nationalism and communism as it plays out amongst the masses is shown for the bloody farce it was The absurdities of the cultural revolution and the class struggle and how it ground up innocents is so vivid It would perhaps be too simple to say that one can understand recent Chinese history a bit better if one were to read this book But on the other hand, Mo Yan s words are magic and they do imbue one with a sense that even the most fantastic of utterances symbolize the reality of those who have to live within a system that creates its own meaning


  10. Chris Chester Chris Chester says:

    Let me first start by saying that anybody who writes off this book because the names are confusing is an idiot Chinese surnames come first, get over it.Moving on It s rare that I find myself feeling so conflicted about a book First of all Big Breasts and Wide Hips is spectacular in a number of ways.As an account of China s Great Leap Forward, it s instructive and insightful When studying the great events of history, your notion of the way things happened often conforms to the structure Let me first start by saying that anybody who writes off this book because the names are confusing is an idiot Chinese surnames come first, get over it.Moving on It s rare that I find myself feeling so conflicted about a book First of all Big Breasts and Wide Hips is spectacular in a number of ways.As an account of China s Great Leap Forward, it s instructive and insightful When studying the great events of history, your notion of the way things happened often conforms to the structure of the history books you read So periods like the Japanese occupation and the Communist revolution read as distinct entities in time, when for those on the ground, they happen as a sequence and are thus intimately interrelated.In that sense, Mo Yan s book is similar to One Hundred Years Of Solitude, in the way the Shangguan family coasts the tide of history, witnessing the back and forth of warring factions that emerge around them in Northeast Gaomi Prefecture with every generation.Also a big contributor to the book s cultural significance, I think, is its overtly feminist leanings While it is sprinkled with male heroes like Sima Ku and Sima Liang, the Shangguan women and even many of the female villains exude an inner strength that is often lacking in Western literature.Of course, the flipside of that feminist leaning dovetails into the book s biggest weakness by far the main character Shangguan Jintong.There s really nothing meaty on this character for the reader to latch onto He never becomes anythingthan a pathetic wretch a leech on the life force of everybody that surrounds him.I would find myself verbally exhorting his obsession with breasts Enough already We get it It almost became banal after a while, so often did he talk about them But when he grows up, it doesn t get any better he actually becamepathetic than he was as a spoiled child I suppose I wouldn t have minded if it had seemed to serve some purpose, but looking back on the book s 500 some odd pages, I just don t see it.In any case, I m glad I read this one because of the fascinating personal account from the ground of an amazing time in the history of China


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