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Chenxi and the foreigner
Rippin, Sally,
ISBN: 1921351357
Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. the author was 19 when she started collecting ideas for this book, and many of the experiences she had as an art student in Shanghai as well is the people she met while studying there inspired the story. She finished the manuscript in 1997 and it was eventually published in 2002, but in a different form from the book presented here. The author remembers how she had cut out swear words, sex scenes and unfamiliar Chinese politics from the original manuscript of fear of being blocked by those gatekeepers and never reaching her audience. She realises now how she compromised the 1st version of the book to her own self censoring, which is ironic given that this is a novel about artistic freedom. With the encouragement of her publishers she changed the name of the main character to allow herself to see her with fresh eyes, and even change the key decision she has to make it the end of the novel. She decided to conclude everything including the sex, the swear words and in particular politics. This is the book you will be buying. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 221 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Young adult fiction.; China; Sociology & Culture. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 1921351357. ISBN/EAN: 9781921351358. Inventory No: 0259004. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0259004  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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