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By Tashi Dawa

ISBN-10: 0835120961

ISBN-13: 9780835120968

Tibetan author Tahsi Dawa's mystical, inventive brief tales, facts of an exhilarating new literary expertise, make an immense contribution to a profounder figuring out of the Tibetan international. Early tales "Plateau Serenade" and "Over the River" are straightforward, smooth descriptions of Tibetan Society, while later works, utilising the equipment of "magical realism", express the impression of Latin-American writers akin to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. "Invitation of a Century", "The gentle at the Cliff" and "The outdated Manor" offers with the mental tensions aroused through the conflicting calls for of a society in flux the place previous values and standard tradition are being challenged through the forces of modernization.

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Before Mima took aim, they began playing, chasing each other, and rolling on the ground, yelping with joy. Mima was strangely upset by the thought of his excrement drifting downward without over reaching the ground and this affected the instinctive composure and alertness of a skilled hunter. His eyes were dazzled by the foxes springing up and down like flames of fire. He was at the end of his patience. Holding the barrel of his musket, he nervously pulled the trigger. 62 A Soul in Bondage A sha rp crack split the air , ripping its way to the mountains in the distance .

He was not very strong compared to the other two, nor was he especially talented, but he had a pair of deep and melancholy eyes with which he would, as he stood alone by the pastureland, gaze fixedly at the mountains in the distance . From the way he looked, she discerned that his disturbed heart was flying across the plain, over Mount Zela and to the unknown world beyond. At night, she enjoyed putting her ear to his bare chest which gave her a sense of security the way an impregnable city wall did for its citizens.

But Tashi Nyima had not come back with her and she said in panic that she had never gone down the mountain with anybody by the name of Tashi Nyima. Since she had come to Mount Zela, everything she had known about the outside 85 world had slipped from memory. The only thing she was aware of was that she had been living happily with two husbands and there was never anyone else in her life. Patting her bulging belly, she asked her husbands, have I passed any night without sleeping in this tent? They quickly pushed such a perplexing question to the back of their minds because they didn' t want to rack their brains about the whys and wherefores .

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