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本書收錄《甲骨文》、《尋路中國》作者何偉橫跨十年、身處美中兩地,對中國與美國的近距離觀察,集結其2002-2012發表於紐約時報的文章,從中國南方的餐館、籃球明星姚明談到小鎮藥房,以強而有力的說故事方式、敏銳的文化底蘊、以及不失敦厚的幽默感,呈現何偉這部題材跨領域、令人深思的報導文集。

全球著名旅行觀察家、前《紐約客》雜誌駐中國記者何偉,繼《尋路中國》、《甲骨文》和《消失中的江城》等傑出的中國三部曲後,又一精彩動人的報導文學作品!

本書作者何偉(Peter Hessler)出生於美國密蘇希里州,自2001年起開始擔任《紐約客》雜誌首位駐中國記者,也是一位全球著名的旅遊觀察家,行旅過亞洲各國,他的著作向來以觀察、分析當代中國現況見長,而《Strange Stones》一書則是另一部引人入勝,同時也相當發人省思的報導文學精選作品。由於他的身分使然,讓他得以在國外以一位在地居民兼旁觀者的身分進行觀察,書中更展現出他敘述故事的絕佳天賦。

書中觀察的對象從中國南方兩間鼠肉餐廳的味道評比大賽,到姚明的生平,還有一個小鎮藥師的動人故事,閱讀這些故事,可見細微卻又充滿意義的共通點,包括傳統文化的力量、相異文化間驚人的交互影響,同時讀者更能從書中在不同文化中遊走的個體身上有所領悟。

《Strange Stones》書中充滿了各種令人難忘的角色,面對冒險的不屈精神,更呈現了精彩的故事、敏銳的文化見解,以及作者何偉最為讀者熟知的溫暖幽默感。

Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s best reportage—a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work.

Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions. This unusual perspective distinguishes Strange Stones, which showcases Hessler’s unmatched range as a storyteller. “Wild Flavor” invites readers along on a taste test between two rat restaurants in South China. One story profiles Yao Ming, basketball star and China’s most beloved export, another David Spindler, an obsessive and passionate historian of the Great Wall. In “Dr. Don,” Hessler writes movingly about a small-town pharmacist and his relationship with the people he serves.

While Hessler’s subjects and locations vary, subtle but deeply important thematic links bind these pieces—the strength of local traditions, the surprising overlap between apparently opposing cultures, and the powerful lessons drawn from individuals who straddle different worlds.

 








詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2680762168002
ISBN 13 /9780062206237
ISBN 10 /0062206230
EAN /9780062206237

頁數368
尺寸20.5X13.5X2.1CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文




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