Sydney. Flamingo. HarperCollins. 2000. 1st English language edition. Stock ID #139673
Translated by Mabel Lee. xi + 510pp + pp, appendix, paperback. Signed by the translator Mabel Lee on the title page. Remainder mark lower edge, upper edge very lightly browned. Very good copy. First published under the title 灵山 (Lingshan)in Taiwan in 1990 it was not until 10 years later that this important novel was published in English. This is a copy of the very scarce world first English language edition published in Sydney. It was due to the influence of the translator, Australian scholar, Mabel Lee, held with HarperCollins Australia that Soul Mountain was published in English, albeit in a very small print run. Very shortly after it was published in Australia Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for Literature after which Soul Mountain was published in much larger print runs throughout the world. Scarce first edition of this important novel. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 139673).
Price: $200.00 AU