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Petrarch, Italian poet, considered, together with Dante, the father of Renaissance. As the leading English-language scholar of Jias work, Yiyan Wang has pointed out, unlike many writers that turned their attention to the countryside, Jia is actually from the countryside, giving Jias writing on rural Shaanxi a markedly different tone from anything written by author. Describing the deeply personal events which informed his writing process, these essays touch on everything from the death of his father to the chaotic violence of the Cultural Revolution to the kidnapping of a young girl from his hometown. This renaissance is only just now starting to be reflected by the wider availability of Jias work in translation.
Yasodhara, author of the, jayamangala, kokkoka, author of the, ratirahasya. Gregrio de Mattos, Brazilian poet.
A rock star plays his wife a love songright on top of the piano. Hilda Hilst, Brazilian poet. It takes a certain kind of patience to read this kind of often pedestrian-seeming narrative, and the payoff may well not be sufficient for many readers. In Happy, Jia tells the story of a humble trash collector, Happy Liu, chronicling his life in the big city and painting a vivid portrait of the urban-rural divide in contemporary China.