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<i>Wandering:</i> Women and Survival

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098244
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207158 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0006
Wandering: Women and Survival

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Unlike A Call to Arms, there is no preface to Wandering (1926). Marston Anderson says that the heroes of many of this second group are “disappointed reformers.” The New-Year Sacrifice has in it a sense of “blessing” or “benediction.” In the Tavern replays the issues of Hometown, in that the narrator has come back to his old town and finds himself talking to an old friend. The centre of A Happy Family is a writer who has been married for five years, motivated by cash constraints; Soap, satirising the family, focuses more on the impact of new social ideas and reaction against them. The Eternal Lamp and A Warning to the People deal with confinement and the crowd. The Venerable Schoolmaster Gao, which returns to some of the issues of education, discusses the making and unmaking of identity.

Keywords: New-Year Sacrifice; In the Tavern; Happy Family; Soap; Eternal Lamp; Schoolmaster Gao; Lu Xun; satire

Chapter.  9726 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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