Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

作者 : Peter Hessler

作者 : 何偉


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定價 : NT 525

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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。


《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.


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