Mo Yan wins Nobel of Literature

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The Chinese writer Mo Yan on Thursday won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The author has published in English translation only the novel `Great Chest, Wide Hips` (Ulisseia). At age 57, the writer is considered one of "the most famous, much pirated and banned all Chinese writers".

Mo Yan is considered a response to literature eastern Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller.

According to the Nobel Committee, the writer is rewarded by how "hallucinatory realism emerges in folk tales, historical and contemporary."

Born in Shandong Province, Gaomi, born in a family of farmers. Studied during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and began working in a factory producing fuel.

The literature came into his life by teaching in the Department of Literature of the Academy of Culture Army in 1984.

His work is based on social feedback and is influenced both by critics police Lu Xun, either by the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Renowned for his prolific work, Mo Yan wrote his latest novel, "Life and Death are Wearing Me Out `, in just 43 days.

Among his most famous works are books like `Red Shorgum` (1987), `The Garlic Ballads` (1995) or `The Republic of Wine: A Novel` (1992).

His first short story was published in a literary magazine in 1981, however, struck a few years later with the novel `Touming Hong Luobo` (1986).

Mo Yan, who is a pseudonym Guan Moye, drew on many jobs in his youth experiences and memories of his land.

His novel `The Garlic Ballads` (1995) and his satire `The Republic of Wine` (2000) were considered subversive by giving a critical view of contemporary Chinese society.

Before the Nobel Prize for Literature won several awards. Cases of the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature in 2009, or the Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2011. It was also nominated, with "Chest Large, Wide Hips `Man Asian Literary for the Prize`.

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