My soul in China

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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My soul in China est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 7.122444. Il comporte 293831 caractères et 60961 mots dont 8559 différents.

My soul in China introduit un nombre significatif de protagonistes évoluant dans une fiction aux contours géographiques identifiables.

My soul in China, publiée pour la première fois en 1975, est une œuvre posthume. Elle a été éditée à 5 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2004.

Since her death in 1968 there has been a strong international revival of interest in Anna Kavan's work. The novella and short stories in this collection have been selected and edited by Rhys Davies from MSS found after her death. They represent both her early and later writing. The novella My Soul in China belongs to the former category. Written after the failure of a second marriage, it contains autobiographical elements, including the experiences of mental breakdown and drug addiction. Its central character, a desperately unhappy woman, find temporary refuge, after the breakdown of her marriage, with an itinerant Australian. Their brief idyllic time together, spent at a lonely coastal retreat, is poignantly described. But when Kay's lover prepares to return to his family, she has once again to face the nightmare fear of mental isolation and loss of personal identity. The nine short stories show the author experimenting with new ideas and reflect, sometimes wryly, some of the contemporary problems -violence in society, pollution - that concerned her. All, however, reveal the weird atmosphere of mingled fantasy and reality which distinguished Anna Kavan's work. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1975).

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My soul in China

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somebody else
Narciso Valesco
young man
get rid
Yellow Submarine
stranger sprang
caught sight
brown face
New York
three months
long ago
Mulberry juice
Lazy Dog
strange woman
six months
kept repeating
Young Trackers
Tiny Thing
Revolution Avenue
mocking bird

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doctors
Max
Kay
the Australian
Irving
John
patient
Oblomov
Martin

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293831

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7.122444

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8559

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60961

coverage

20th century
China
dining-room
mountain
room
hotel Les Mimosas
house
verandah
Wimpole street
London
Perpignan
California
New York
clinic

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

description

Since her death in 1968 there has been a strong international revival of interest in Anna Kavan's work. The novella and short stories in this collection have been selected and edited by Rhys Davies from MSS found after her death. They represent both her early and later writing. The novella My Soul in China belongs to the former category. Written after the failure of a second marriage, it contains autobiographical elements, including the experiences of mental breakdown and drug addiction. Its central character, a desperately unhappy woman, find temporary refuge, after the breakdown of her marriage, with an itinerant Australian. Their brief idyllic time together, spent at a lonely coastal retreat, is poignantly described. But when Kay's lover prepares to return to his family, she has once again to face the nightmare fear of mental isolation and loss of personal identity. The nine short stories show the author experimenting with new ideas and reflect, sometimes wryly, some of the contemporary problems -violence in society, pollution - that concerned her. All, however, reveal the weird atmosphere of mingled fantasy and reality which distinguished Anna Kavan's work. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1975).

subject

Psychological fiction
Autobiographical fiction
surrealism fiction

title

My soul in China

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work manifested

My soul in China (1975)
My soul in China novella and stories (1991)
My soul in China (1984)
Mi alma en China (2004)
Mi alma en China (1992)