Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ha Jin - Im Teich

Ha Jin - Im Teich (In the Pond)

"In the pond" is a novel that is set in China, written by Ha Jin, a Chinese author who lives in Boston. i read the novel in the German version, thinking the original book is chinese. something i only realized after reading - Ha Jin writes in English:

"Unlike most exiled writers already established in their native language, Ha Jin had no audience in Chinese, and so chose to write in English. To him, this meant much labor, some despair, and also, freedom." - bookreporter: author Ha Jin

No comments: