Sunday, September 21, 2008

Li Yu (author)

Li Yu was a Chinese playwright, novelist and publisher. Born in Rugao, he lived in late- and early- dynasties.

Li was an actor, producer, and director as well as a playwright, who traveled with his own troupe. His play ''Fengzheng Wu'' remains a favourite of the Chinese Kun opera stage.

Li is the presumed author of ''Rouputuan'' , a well-crafted comedy and a classic of Chinese erotic literature. He also wrote a book of short stories called ''Shier Lou'' . In his time he was widely read, and appreciated for his daringly innovative subject matter. He broaches the topic of in the tale ''Cuiya Lou'' . This is a theme which he revisits in the collection ''Wusheng Xi'' .

The famous painting manual ''Jieziyuan Huazhuan'' was prefaced and published by Li in .


* Patrick Hanan . ''The Invention of Li Yu''. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-46425-7.
* Patrick Hanan . ''The Carnal Prayer Mat''. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-1798-2.
* Patrick Hanan . ''Tower for the Summer Heat''. New York : Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-11384-6.
* Nathan K Mao . ''Twelve towers : short stories''. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. ISBN 962-201-170-5.
* Jacques Dars . ''Au gré d'humeurs oisives : Les carnets secrets de Li Yu : un art du bonheur en Chine''. Arles : Editions Philippe Picquier. ISBN 2-87730-664-X
* ''Jou-pu-tuan : Andachtsmatten aus Fleisch ; e. erot. Roman aus d. Ming-Zeit''. Frankfurt am Main : Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag. ISBN 3-596-22451-9. 1986.
* LI?YU ''Jeou-P'ou-T'ouan, la chair comme tapis de prière'', translated by Pierre Klossowski; ?ditions Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Paris, 1979
* Li Yu: ''? mari jaloux, femme fidèle'', by Pascale Frey 1998


* Andrea Stocken: Das ?sthetikkonzept des Li Yu im Xianqing ouji im Zusammenhang von Leben und Werk. 2005 ISBN 3-447-05120-5
* HENRY, Eric: Chinese Amusement - The Lively Plays of Li Yü.Archon Books Hamden, CT 1980
* Воскресенский Д.Н. Ли Юй. Полуночник Вэйян или подстилка из плоти. М., Гудьял-Пресс
*Воскресенский Д.Н. Ли Юй. Двенадцать башен . М., Гудьял-Пресс

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