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Chinese Literature
Reviews Yu Hua's short story "On the Road at Eighteen."
# 131331 | 1,750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (World)


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This paper reviews and analyzes In Yu Hua's short story "On the Road at Eighteen," emphasizing its use of "meta-fiction" and how it manifests itself in modern Chinese literature. The essay further argues that Yu Hua's story can make sense only if we consider that its narrative is not self-contained but is a meta-narrative with reference to issues beyond itself.

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"In Yu Hua's short story, "On the Road at Eighteen," we may see how "meta-fiction" manifests itself in modern Chinese literature. This essay will argue the thesis that Yu Hua's story can make sense only if we consider that its narrative is not self-contained but is a meta-narrative with reference to issues beyond itself. Consider the detail from the short story where the beaten narrator notes: "I didn't even have the strength for anger. All I could do was gaze out at everything that was making me so angry. And what made me angriest of all was the driver" (Yu Hua, 489). At first reading of the short story this..."

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