miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013

The Republic of Wine (Review)

The Republic of Wine by Mo Yan (ebook version)
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
2012 Literature Nobel Prize Winner, Mo Yan, stated somewhere that he was influenced by Gabriel García-Marquez, winner thirty years ago. Though I was curious about how his works brought about the latter's characteristics once translated into English or Spanish.
I must admit that the some of the metaphorical similarity between both authors' works seems to be there, as well as creating fantasy to expose social irregularities.
Mo Yan combines wine and literature to create very original metaphors, which are described while going into first, second and third person quite craftily.
The e-book version does have quite a few edition flaws, especially towards the ending chapter, where all punctuation is lacking. If this was intended I must admit that a Nobel Prize Literature has earned the right to re-invent punctuation, even though it made reading a bit strenuous.

No hay comentarios: