The Kingsbury Tales
By (author) Ouyang Yu
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Kingsbury Tales by Ouyang Yu
Book DescriptionKingsbury, Victoria is where poet Ouyang Yu has been based since he came from the People's Republic of China in 1991. It was here where he first came into contact and conflict with a very different culture and multiculture. Set primarily in Australia, spiralling out of the Melbourne suburb of Kingsbury, and China with its 5000-year history, the slippage of identity is explored, and how societies invest or alter identity, is constantly under examination.The Kingsbury Tales explores and depicts poetic characters in a similar way that Geoffrey Chaucer did many hundreds years ago in The Canterbury Tales. Ouyang Yu's The Kingsbury Tales are the poems of a traveller, an exile, a displaced poet, and a poet of two homes. The tension between these factors drives the poetry of this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781876040826
(235mm x 175mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Brandl & Schlesinger Pty Ltd
Publisher: Brandl & Schlesinger Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Ouyang Yu
Loose, Paperback (August 2011)
Loose takes place around the turn of this century, partly in Australia and partly in China and its provinces, where Ouyang Yu's brother Ouyang Ming, a famed Falun Gong practitioner who was tortured to death, enters the story.
English Class, Paperback (September 2010)
Gives us a vividly remembered China that has changed beyond recognition and a protagonist whose life is equally full of twists and turns.
On the Smell of an Oily Rag, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Ouyang Yu
On the Smell of an Oily Rag gives an insight like no other into how English-language and Chinese-language cultures collide, contrast and illuminate each other. It's about what is lost in translation and what can be gained by it.
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Author Biography - Ouyang Yu
Ouyang Yu graduated from La Trobe University with a doctoral degree in Australian literature and has had 32 Chinese and English books published in the field of fiction, poetry, literary translation and literary criticism. His first novel in English, The Eastern Slope Chronicle (Brandl & Schlesinger) was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Awards and won the SA Festival Award for Innovation in Writing. Ouyang Yu is professor of Australian literature and director of Australian Studies Centre in the English Department, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Wuhan University, China, and lives between Melbourne and China.
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